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Join the National Army Museum at their first ever late opening, to explore whether feminism has been good for the army. 

100 years ago, women were able to join the army for the first time. In 2016, the ban on women in combat roles was lifted. Can these developments for women in the army be attributed to feminism?

This evening will involve exploring a wide range of views, discussing real-life experiences of women in the army, and tracking the development of feminist thought alongside developments for women in the army. 

The Fawcett Society Chair Belinda Phipps will be speaking at a panel discussion about whether feminism has been good for the army. Fawcett will also be running a stall, where you can hear about our work and buy our shop items.


Real experiences of women in the army

6.30pm - 9.15pm
Drop-in session with Moira Cameron (the first female Yeoman Warder) and members of  the WRAC Association

Did the First World War win women the vote?

7pm - 7.45pm
Talk by Elizabeth Crawford

Has feminism been good for the army?

8.15pm - 9pm
Panel discussion with Sarah Ditum, Belinda Phipps, Lucy Noakes, Nimco Ali and Elisabeth Shipton

Explore more

6.30pm - 9.15pm
Chat with representatives from: Fawcett Society, Women's Institute, Feminism in London, What Women Want 2.0, The Women’s Library at LSE

'Pussy hat' creative workshop

6.30pm - 9.15pm
Workshop with Emma Stretton


Doors open at 6.30pm for access to the Café, Shop and galleries.
The programme finishes at 9.15pm.
Doors close at 9.30pm.

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