“Hold fast, hold firm, hold OUT”: Millicent Garrett Fawcett and the campaign for women’s suffrage
10 May 2018, Trumpington Village Hall
In the centenary year of Votes for Women , Dr Gill Sutherland from Newnham College g ave a talk about the influence of Millicent Garrett Fawcett and the non-violent campaign for women’s suffrage. See the report: Millicent Garrett Fawcett and Women’s Suffrage .
The Fawcett name has a strong resonance in Trumpington, with Millicent and Henry Fawcett living nearby at 18 Brookside, Cambridge, into the 1880s, Henry Fawcett being buried in the local churchyard, and the oldest of today’s local primary schools being named Fawcett Primary School .
A blue plaque to Millicent Garrett Fawcett has recently been placed alongside that to Henry Fawcett on 18 Brookside.
A bronze sculpture of Millicent Garrett Fawcett was unveiled in Parliament Square in April 2018.
Poster: Sylvia Jones.