• 10.30am - 3.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
National Army Museum
  • 10.30am - 3.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

Feminism late

Illustration for the Women Soldiers programme

At our first ever late opening, we’re exploring whether feminism has been good for the army. Discover a range of opinions and share your own.

100 years ago, women were able to join the army for the first time. In 2016, the ban on women in combat roles was lifted. Can these developments for women in the army be attributed to feminism?

At our first ever late, we’ll be exploring a wide range of views, discussing real-life experiences of women in the army, and tracking the development of feminist thought alongside developments for women in the army.

Refreshments will be available to purchase on the night.

Programme

Real experiences of women in the army

6.30pm - 9.15pm
Drop-in session with Moira Cameron (the first female Yeoman Warder) and members of  the WRAC Association

Did the First World War win women the vote?

7pm - 7.45pm
Talk by Elizabeth Crawford

Has feminism been good for the army?

8.15pm - 9pm
Panel discussion with Sarah Ditum, Sam Smethers, Lucy Noakes, Nimco Ali and Elisabeth Shipton

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6.30pm - 9.15pm
Chat with representatives from: Fawcett Society, Women's Institute, Feminism in London, What Women Want 2.0, The Women’s Library at LSE

'Pussy hat' creative workshop

6.30pm - 9.15pm
Workshop with Emma Stretton

Hours

Doors open at 6.30pm for access to the Café, Shop and galleries.
The programme finishes at 9.15pm.
Doors close at 9.30pm.

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