A close up of the statue of Millicent Fawcett in Parliament Square, London. The banner reads 'courage calls to courage everywhere'.
Video, 5 mins

Making Women's History Public

Professor Julie Gottlieb and MA student Emily Calcaft, from the Department of History, explain the importance of making women’s history public to ensure historical figures and concepts are well represented in public consciousness. 

Julie has worked with 3 artists: Coralie Turpin, worked with Julie on a mosaic commemorating Anne Knight and the suffrage movement; Freddie Garland, a dancer and choreographer, worked with Julie on dance project called Women’s Movement 100 which marked the centenary of women’s suffrage; and Julie worked with 1418 now, the arts project behind the statue of Millicent Fawcett in Parliament Square, and Gillian Wearing, to advise on the 59 figures who would go round the plinth of the statue.

Emily explains her research into women’s football, and how England’s success in the Women’s Euros was an opportunity to educate the public on the history of women’s football.




The Film

  • Footage from the Women's Movement 100 project by Freddie Garland, Tenfoot Dance Company and Laramedia (Festival of the Mind 2020)
  • Mosaic at iQ Student Accommodation Knight House by Coralie Turpin
  • Footage of the Millicent Fawcett statue by 1418 Now

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