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Women’s History & Feminism

Bishopsgate Library holds a variety of collections relating to feminist and women’s history. These include ephemera from protests and campaigns, papers of pioneering individuals, and records of women’s organisations. Our extensive archives provide an exciting and comprehensive exploration of activism and radical feminist thinkers.

Browse our inspiring programme of courses on offer this spring 2019 and find out more about the fight for representation and women’s history from the late 19th century to today.


Fancy meeting the remarkable woman who put up Ghandi in the East End, Britain’s first ever female firefighter, and the Berwickshire Granarchists? Come into the archive to explore our holdings and find out more about women's and feminist history.

Join us to share, discover and celebrate positive stories of female friendship and sisterly solidarity using authentic historical materials from our library and archive collections.

This workshop will explore the wide variety and application of feminist thinking by examining the work of four highly influential feminist thinkers: Audre Lorde, Simone de Beauvoir, Olive Morris and Jacqueline Rose.

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