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Centenary of women's suffrage marked at St Peter's

Friday 14th December 2018 marks 100 years since the first general election in which some British and Irish women were able to vote.  

As part of a city-wide initiative, St Peter's is joining institutions throughout Oxford in raising the suffrage flag to mark this historic date.

The 1918 United Kingdom General Election was the first election in which women over the age of 30 could vote. It would not be until the Representation of the People Act 1928 that women received the vote on the same terms as men (over the age of 21).

More information about the various celebrations that have been held in 2018 to mark the centenary of suffrage can be found via the Oxford-based research programme Women in the Humantities.

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