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ASTOR 100

The Centenary of the First Woman to Take her Seat in British Parliament

 

CENTENARY EVENT

28th November 2019

I was lucky enough to take part in the centenary event of Nancy Astor being elected to British Parliament. This involved selecting materials from the Nancy Astor papers to reproduce as part of a gift box given to passengers aboard the Nancy Astor Express, named by Great Western Railway in her honour. We also produced blogs and publicity materials and participated in interviews on behalf of the University of Reading. I was lucky enough to meet former Prime Minister Theresa May and current leader Boris Johnson, as well as the rest of the statue committee. Working with GWR was an exciting opportunity, and I have learnt many skills from working on a public history project under the guidance of Dr Jacqui Turner.

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MAIDEN SPEECH CENTENARY EVENT

26th February 2020

On the 26th February myself and several other students visited the Houses of Parliament in London to attend a panel on the outcomes, process and challenges involved with the Astor 100 Project. Whilst there, we also presented a small travelling exhibition and networked with guests about our involvement with the project.

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