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A suffrage album for International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It is also a time for recognition and reflection as many women across the world continue to face struggles in their daily lives. And the debate continues…

At LSE Library we hold The Women’s Library collection which details the story of many campaigns and […]

Eleanor Payne

About Eleanor Payne

Education Officer at LSE Library

March 8th, 2016|Featured, Library collections|Comments Off on A suffrage album for International Women’s Day|

Women, Peace and Equality: what is it all about?

Destitution, prostitution, trafficking and starvation: just some of the devastating consequences of wars and conflicts that are explored in our current exhibition. This has been done by focussing on the role of women in times of war and in the fight for peace.

The exhibition falls into two halves. One half considers how women were affected by wars during the early 20th century, highlighting the […]

Gillian Murphy

About Gillian Murphy

Gillian Murphy is an Assistant Archivist in LSE Library.

February 2nd, 2016|Featured, Library collections|Comments Off on Women, Peace and Equality: what is it all about?|

‘A Woman’s Place Is In The House…of Commons’

Thirty-five years ago this month, The 300 Group was launched in the Grand Committee Room in the House of Commons. In 1979, Margaret Thatcher had been elected as Britain’s first female Prime Minister, but there were only 18 other women amongst 635 Members elected to the House of Commons. Only 3% of the House of Commons were women. This […]

Gillian Murphy

About Gillian Murphy

Gillian Murphy is an Assistant Archivist in LSE Library.

November 18th, 2015|Academic Support & Training, Featured, Library collections, Library insights|Comments Off on ‘A Woman’s Place Is In The House…of Commons’|
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    Charles Booth’s Poverty Maps and images from The Women’s Library now available on Flickr

Charles Booth’s Poverty Maps and images from The Women’s Library now available on Flickr

Two albums of our photographs have been uploaded to Flickr at full size and without any restrictions on re-use. These images are taken from our collection of Charles Booth’s inquiry into poverty, industry and religious influences in London that ran from 1886 – 1903, and from The Women’s Library collection. All of these images were reviewed and deemed to […]

November 9th, 2015|Featured, Library collections|Comments Off on Charles Booth’s Poverty Maps and images from The Women’s Library now available on Flickr|
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    Calculator, Windows and the Shredder: Cataloguing the papers of the Movement for the Ordination of Women

Calculator, Windows and the Shredder: Cataloguing the papers of the Movement for the Ordination of Women

In the initial months of the cataloguing project of the campaigning organisation, known as the Movement for the Ordination of Women (MOW) to Priesthood in the Church of England, I have been using a calculator, a window and a shredder, both literally and metaphorically. This is the first blog post of a series in which I will give snippets […]

October 27th, 2015|Featured, Library collections|Comments Off on Calculator, Windows and the Shredder: Cataloguing the papers of the Movement for the Ordination of Women|