Fawcett Society


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Education Dora Marsden
Though some of DM 's activities and affiliations are unclear, studying and living in Manchester was a highly formative experience for her. By then the city had established strong ties with the labour and suffrage...
Education Edith Craig
Craig then was tutored privately at Dixton Manor Hall at Winchcombe in Gloucestershire, the home of Mrs Cole's sister, Elizabeth Malleson . Malleson had been an active member of the women's suffrage movement since...
Family and Intimate relationships Dorothy Bussy
Dorothy's immediate family was large and vibrant: she had nine surviving siblings, most of whom distinguished themselves in the public realm. Her sister Philippa (Pippa) Strachey (1872-1968) was a longtime suffragist who organized the first...
Family and Intimate relationships Henrietta Müller
Henrietta's mother, Maria Henrietta Müller , was of English descent, though she appears to have been born, like her children, in Valparaiso.
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Mrs. Müller was committed, along with both her daughters...
Family and Intimate relationships Emmeline Pankhurst
Richard Pankhurst was already active in political life and closely interested in the enfranchisement of women. He had a history of involvement with organizations such as the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science...
Friends, Associates Virginia Woolf
In her speech to the London and National Society for Women's Service in 1931, VW described Ethel Smyth as of the race of pioneers, of pathmakers. She has gone before and felled trees and blasted...
Friends, Associates Clemence Dane
Toasts were proposed by suffragist Philippa Strachey and by Ethel Watts (chair of the Junior Council of the London and National Society for Women's Service ), the latter of whom hoped that in the future...
Friends, Associates Ella Hepworth Dixon
EHD also counted among her friends Gertrude Kinnell , constitutional suffragist and Chairman of the Society for Women's Suffrage (elected in August 1914). EHD once remembered how when the Suffragette movement was at its wildest...
Friends, Associates Eva Gore-Booth
In 1901 future suffrage leader Christabel Pankhurst met Esther Roper at a meeting of the North of England Society for Women's Suffrage (NESWS ). Roper introduced Pankhurst to EGB immediately after this, and the...
Occupation Henrietta Müller
HM 's activities as a member of the London School Board , as member and office-holder of the National Society for Women's Suffrage and other organizations, and as a campaigner for better treatment for prostitutes...
Occupation Eva Gore-Booth
At the Settlement in Manchester, EGB supervised a young womens' theatre group and a poetry circle, and participated in a women's debating society called The Fawcett. The group was named after Millicent Garrett Fawcett
Performance of text Virginia Woolf
VW worked long and hard on the lengthy novel which finally became The Years. Its genesis goes back to her speech of 21 January 1931 at the London and National Society for Women's Service
politics Sarah Grand
In an interview in 1896, SG made clear her belief in the need for female suffrage: We shall do no good until we get the Franchise, for however well-intentioned men may be, they cannot understand...
politics Virginia Woolf
VW appeared with Ethel Smyth on the platform of the London and National Society for Women's Service (LNSWS, later renamed the Fawcett Society in honour of Millicent Garrett Fawcett ).
Lee, Hermione. Virginia Woolf. Chatto and Windus, 1996.
politics Frances Power Cobbe
Firmly committed to doing everything in [her] power to protect the property, the persons and the parental rights of women,
Cobbe, Frances Power. Life of Frances Power Cobbe. Houghton, Mifflin, 1894.
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FPC was involved in the women's suffrage campaign from its inception in 1866...


Autumn 1867
Early 1868
The regional suffrage committees combined to form the National Society for Women's Suffrage .
Two new groups emerged from the National Society for Women's Suffrage after internal dissension about permitting affiliations with other organisations: the Central Committee of the National Society for Women's Suffrage retained its existing name; the...
June 1889
Nineteenth Century published An Appeal against Female Suffrage by Mary Augusta Ward , signed by 103 other women.
The National Society for Women's Suffrage began publishing its annual in London.
The Central and East of England Society for Women's Suffrage began to publish an annual paper in London.
January 1896
January 1896
27 April 1909
The National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies organized the Pageant of Women's Trades and Professions.