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5 events
  • From Rags to Witches: the grim tale of children's stories Loading...
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    From Rags to Witches: the grim tale of children's stories

    Friday 04 May - Sunday 26 August

    Once upon a time, fairy tales were not for children. From a bloodthirsty birth in a sinister European forest, to benign bedtime tales where “Children with their Milk
    are fed with the Tales of Witches, Hobgoblins, Prophecies and Miracles” this exhibition traces the developm

  • A Selection of Elections: votes, suffrage and reform Loading...
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    A Selection of Elections: votes, suffrage and reform

    Friday 07 September - Sunday 02 December

    The year 2018 marks the centenary of the first UK general election in which some women were entitled to vote. We celebrate that fact by looking back at some memorable elections and exploring how electioneering has changed over the years.

  • Talk - A Great Electioneer and his Motives Reconsidered: The 4th Duke of Newcastle Loading...
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    Talk - A Great Electioneer and his Motives Reconsidered: The 4th Duke of Newcastle

    Thursday 27 September

    The 'Great' Reform Act of 1832 attempted a transformation in the system of parliamentary representation.

  • Talk - Women's Suffrage up to 1928 Loading...
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    Talk - Women's Suffrage up to 1928

    Wednesday 24 October

    Val Wood of the Nottingham Women’s History Group considers the impact of the franchise for the women of Nottingham in terms of women’s political representation and suffrage activism in the city from 1918 to 1928.

  • Talk - New Dawn? The 1997 general election Loading...
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    Talk - New Dawn? The 1997 general election

    Wednesday 21 November

    1997 represented a dramatic turnaround for a party out of office since 1979. Some say that to win, Blair transformed Labour out of all recognition.