LondonTown.com: Social mobility for women during World War One discussed at the London Transport Museum

LONDON, 2015-3-23 — /Travel PR News/ —  A talk at the London Transport Museum this month will allow visitors to explore a key subject in modern social history. All change! Did the First World War transform the lives of London women? is the topic of the talk given on 10th March 2015 by guest speaker Beverley Cook, Curator of Social History at the Museum of London as she uncovers stories about the lives of women before and during the First World War and reveals how London women rose to the challenges of conflict. The London Transport Museum in Covent Garden is one of London’s most popular smaller museums, with a great programme of London events related to themes of public transport and social history. For more information on this and other London talks, and also to see the latest deals on London hotels, visit LondonTown.com.

The talk, at the London Transport Museum’s Cubic Theatre, will explore how by 1918 women were more economically independent, visible and self-assured of their role in a changing society. But was this transformation entirely a result of war, or were women already emerging from the shadows of their domestic role before 1914? While war was undoubtedly a catalyst for change this talk will also reveal how many women were already pushing social and cultural boundaries before war was declared. While the Representation of the People’s Act in 1918 – that gave some women the right to vote – is often placed within the context of women’s contribution to World War I, this talk will uncover how more gradual and subtle changes in society, were equally influential for the passing of the Act.

The talk has been arranged as part of the Museum’s temporary First World War exhibition Goodbye Piccadilly – from Home Front to Western Front exhibition, which has been extended by popular demand and will now close on 19th April 2015. The event also forms part of Transport for London’s 100 years of Women in Transport programme and celebrates International Women’s Day 2015. For more information on the exhibition and other London 2015 events at the London Transport Museum, see LondonTown.com.

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Social mobility for women during World War One discussed at the London Transport Museum

Social mobility for women during World War One discussed at the London Transport Museum

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