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Talk, Tue 25 Sep 2018


The National Archives

020 8876 3444


Ruskin Avenue,
Richmond, Surrey,


Come to this workshop to learn more about the ways that women, and men who supported the fight for votes for women, interacted with the state.

With tuition from experts from The National Archives, you will be given the opportunity to practise archival skills, investigating primary sources to gain historical insight.

Following the session with original documents, you will have the chance to tour our new exhibition, Suffragettes vs. the State.

Workshop programme
10:30 Introduction to The National Archives and our collections relating to the women’s suffrage movement

10:45 Investigate a document in small groups to discover what the document is, why it was created, and what it tells us about how suffragettes interacted with the state

11:00 Original document analysis - you will have the opportunity to analyse several documents from our collection in order to build up a picture of the ways in which suffragettes interacted with the state

11:45 Break

12:00 Showcase of other women’s suffrage related documents

12:30 Tour of our exhibition Suffragettes Vs. the State

13:00 End

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Event details

Dates Times
Tue 25 Sep 2018 10:30 to 13:00


£12.00 - £15.00



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Map reference: TQ 152728  Lat: 51.44326 Long: -0.34244

Car : The National Archives is half a mile south of Kew Bridge, on the South Circular Road, A 205. Junction 2 of the M4 motorway is about one and a half miles away. There are 116 spaces in our car park which are free (on a first-come, first-served basis) to researchers using The National Archives. The car park is open from 08:30 to 19:00.
Train : The nearest station to the Kew office is Kew Gardens (Underground - District line and Railway - Silverlink Metro / North London line). Kew Gardens is in both zone 3 and 4, and the journey from central London to Kew takes about 40 minutes. It is a short walk from the station via Ruskin Avenue to The National Archives.
Other convenient railway stations for The National Archives at Kew are Richmond (Travel one stop from there to Kew Gardens) and Kew Bridge (a 15-20 minute walk to us).
Bus: The R68 bus route ends by the entrance to The National Archives, and the 65 and 391 bus routes run along Kew Road.
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Parking: free


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  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets