Free event, booking required

Elizabeth Crawford presents a short history of the women’s suffrage movement, highlighting the role of Millicent Fawcett and Kate Frye, who have a very particular link to Kensington.

Sonia Lambert will read extracts from two Suffragette autobiographies and show the way these have influenced her own writing.

About the speakers

Elizabeth Crawford is the author of, among other works, The Women’s Suffrage Movement: a reference guide 1866-1928, Enterprising Women: the Garretts and their circle, Campaigning for the Vote: Kate Parry Frye’s suffrage diary (Francis Boutle), and The Great War: The People's Story - Kate Parry Frye: The Long Life of an Edwardian Actress and Suffragette (an ebook). She is the owner of Women and Her Sphere, a business in selling antiquarian books, postcards, pamphlets and ephemera by and about women. Check her website

Sonia Lambert is a writer and teacher with an interest in historical fiction. Her novel Three Mothers was published in 2006. She has also written for BBC Radio 4 and the Guardian newspaper. She teaches creative writing at Goldsmiths College, where she is working toward a PhD.