Guest Post – Jessie Stephen: Suffrage Pioneer

Anabel Marsh, aka The Glasgow Gallivanter, graduated in History almost 40 years ago, but didn’t give it much further thought until she retired a few years ago. She now volunteers as a women’s history tour guide with both Glasgow Women’s Library and Maryhill Burgh Halls and is enjoying discovering all the wonderful women who weren’t…

The History Girls go to the Cinema: Suffragette

Well, Carey Mulligan is divine for starters.  You really feel an incredible amount of sympathy for her character Maude Watts, a reluctant suffragette.  Her hopes for the future and the sacrifices she makes in the process of her empowerment were felt by everyone in the audience, with the force feeding scene being particularly hard to watch, really…