I was asked to introduce the speaker, Professor Krista Cowman from the University of Lincoln. Professor Cowman is a historian and has published widely on the women’s suffrage movement. Her current research project is on Feminism and Historical Memory in Europe. She is a founder member of the Women’s History Network and the former editor of the Labour History Review.
You can read my introduction and speech - which draws on my experiences as a woman in politics - here.
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