Ashtead Decorative & Fine Arts Society
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AGM: followed by - To mark the legislative Centenary - Votes for Women! Art, Suffragettes & female politicians
Dr Caroline Shenton DPhil(Oxon) FSA FRHistS
Tuesday 20 February 2018

Dr Caroline Shenton is an archivist, historian and author. She was formerly Director of the Parliamentary Archives at Westminster and a senior archivist at The National Archives at Kew. She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and of the Royal Historical Society and has appeared on national TV and radio. Her book, The Day Parliament Burned Down was shortlisted for a number of literary awards and won Political Book of the Year Award in 2013.


To mark the centenary of certain classes of women first getting the vote, this lecture will explore the story of the suffragettes through portrayals in art and their own artistic productions, and will look at how contemporary artists choose to portray female politicians in our own time and the controversies surrounding these depictions.