Women's History on film: The making of Suffragette

A crowded cinema

Credit: SparkCBC

Have you seen the film Suffragette? Here is the IMDb link. This film was released in October 2015 and it explores the fight for women’s suffrage in the UK through the eyes of an ordinary working-class woman Maud Watts, a laundry worker in the East End of London.

One of the forthcoming public lectures at the University of York explores Suffragette, including discussion by Professor Krista Cowman (University of Lincoln), who was the was the historical advisor for the film, and Dr Kristyn Gorton (University of York, TFTV), whose work explores emotion in television and film.


  • Title: Women's History on film: The making of Suffragette
  • Speakers: Professor Krista Cowman, University of Lincoln and Dr Kristyn Gorton, University of York
  • Date: Tuesday 1 March 2016, 6.30PM
  • Location: Location: Bowland auditorium, Berrick Saul building, Heslington West Campus, University of York (map, directions)
  • Admission: is by free ticket only. You are asked to book on the University or York website.

Date posted: 

Wednesday 24 February 2016