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Suffrage flag at Univ

suffrage flagToday, Tuesday 6 February, marks 100 years since the Representation of the People Act granted the vote to women over the age of 30 who met a property qualification. In celebration of this historic date Univ is today flying the suffrage flag.

The flag reads “Votes for Women” printed on a backdrop of purple, white and green – the colours of the Women’s Social and Political Union, which was led by Emmeline Pankhurst.

The city-wide raising of the flag is organised by TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities), in collaboration with City and County Council representatives, and other cultural organisations in the city. This will launch a year-long programme of initiatives including exhibitions and public lectures.

Tomorrow, 7 February, Univ will return to flying the rainbow flag in celebration of LGBT History Month.

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