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How are women remembered, commemorated and celebrated in public? How is this different from historical commemorations of men? What forms do these commemorations take? Why do public commemorations of women provoke such debate, and what are the legacies of these public memorials in their different forms?

A panel discussion chaired by IHR Director Professor Jo Fox, including:

  • Caroline Criado Perez, activist and campaigner
  • Dr Rebekah Higgitt, university lecturer and member of the English Heritage Blue Plaques Panel
  • Sarah Jackson, founder of the East End Women’s Museum
  • Professor Rebecca Surender, Oxford University, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Diversity, and head of Oxford’s ‘Diversifying Portraiture’

Part of the IHR’s ‘Suffrage Series, 1918-2018’, a programme of talks, debates, lectures, walks and concerts marking the centenary and legacies of the Representation of the People Act, 1918.

This event is free to attend. The event is now fully booked, but you can join the waiting list by emailing

Registration: 17.30-18.00

Lecture: 18.00-19.30

Reception: 19.30-20.30