2018 marks the centenary of the end of the First World War and the extension of the franchise to some women. Two talks by academics from the University of Sunderland will explore the impact of these events on Sunderland:
Dr André Keil: “A Place Fit for Heroes? The End of the First World War in the North East”
This public lecture will trace the developments in the region between 11 November 1918 and the first Armistice Day in 1919. It will look at the ways communities in the North East were affected by the end of the war and discuss why the transition from war to peace was such a painful affair.
Dr Sarah Hellawell: “Suffrage and Beyond in Sunderland: The City’s First Female MP”
This talk will consider the local suffrage campaign and how women made their mark as Members of Parliament after 1918, including Sunderland’s first female MP: Dr Marion Phillips.
Attendance is free but it would be great, if you could register here.