‘The Suffragettes and the Suffragists – Votes for Women’


Delivered by Melanie Gibson-Barton.


Join us, online, as we host another interesting talk by Melanie Gibson-Barton.

‘The Suffragettes and the Suffragists – Votes for Women’

In celebration of the 2nd July 1928 which was the date that the Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act was passed giving all women the vote.

A popular, thought-provoking talk. Originally commissioned for the centenary of Leigh WI. The term ‘Suffragette’ will always be associated with women’s fight to win the vote but this talk will present a much wider insight into the struggle, including the early, often overlooked, pioneers of women’s rights.

Date: Monday 3rd July 2023

Time: 7pm

Venue: Online

Tickets: £8 member / £10 non-member.

Notes on the speaker:

A talk from Melanie Gibson-Barton, a full time speaker. Melanie has delivered talks to an enormous variety of groups of all sizes over the years.

From auditoriums to a conservatory in a back garden, from Annual Council Meetings for WI Federations and AGMs to meetings of National Trust, U3A, military societies, WIs, horticultural, friendship, church, Rotary, ARA, Probus, Soroptimists, CSMA Boundless, Trefoil and Oddfellows societies. From audiences of 600 to a twice-yearly booking for five ladies in South London and from After Dinner Talks to afternoon tea parties. Melanie has passed auditions to become a registered speaker and is featured in numerous Speakers Handbooks where you will find her name on national speaker registers such as Mirthy and the national website Public Speakers Corner.

Additional information


Child Ticket, Member, Non-member