Who Won Votes for Women? : Dr Philip Brindle

"The story of the struggle for female franchise on equal terms with men has since it was finally achieved in 1928 been dominated by the story of the Women’s Social and Political Union (the Suffragettes) and by the Pankhursts in particular. This course will broaden that perspective. As important as the WSPU was, it was a much broader and diverse movement than popular history allows. It drew on a wider provincial and class background than represented by the Pankhursts. Moreover, it drew on more than a century of suffrage campaigns and, in particular, tends to over shadow the equally important work of the bigger National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (the Suffragists)."

Tutor: Dr Philip Brindle

"Dr Philip Brindle (B.A. Ph.D. PGCE, FIFL) has taught for 40 years in universities, both in Britain and America, schools, sixth form and further education colleges, and in adult education. He has a doctorate in the history of 17thcentury Northamptonshire and has spent much of his time teaching history or law to students aged from 16 to 86. Latterly he has worked training tutors and teaching prospective adult teachers for the WEA and Luton Adult Community Learning, plus a range of history courses for the REC. "