Inaugural Margaret McCoubrey lecture on Thursday evening – Women, War & Welfare

Margaret McCoubreyAn illustrated lecture on Thursday evening in the Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts (Duncairn Avenue, Belfast) will explore Women, War and Welfare: the Co-operative crusades of Margaret Taylor McCoubrey (1880-1956).

Margaret played a crucial role in the Suffrage movement, Pacifism, the Co-operative movement and Labour politics in early 20th century Belfast.

Dr Myrtle Hill will deliver this inaugural lecture exploring the dynamic engagement of women in the social and political history of Ireland.

Thursday 6 November from 7pm to 9.30pm.

Hosted by the Cross-Currents in British and Irish Working-Class Life Research Group at Queen’s University Belfast’s Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities … in association with the Ministerial Advisory Group on the Ulster Scots Academy (MAGUS).

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  • Michael-Henry Mcivor

    The suffragette movement contained many brave women who saw governments / police / media / sexist beasts oppose them just because they dared to ask for the vote and the right to stand for office-those women won and beat the rest and seen the first female MP elected- she was of course a Sinn Fein member as the other party’s were a bit slow about the new dispensation –