Throughout the twentieth century, British women defied the social conventions of their day to seek influence in the political arena. Dr Helen McCarthy tells their story of struggle to stand on the diplomatic stage while Dr Thomas Dixon explores women in politics through the history of emotions.
Leading journalist, author and founder of the Everyday Sexism blog, Laura Bates speaks about gender inequality and her new book Girl Up.
Professor Tannen explains and explores how women and men tend to, and are expected to, use language in conversation, and how these ways of speaking affect relationships with family, colleagues and romantic partners.
Two centuries on from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, what impact has writer, philosopher and activist Wollstonecraft had on our thinking? Does her work still influence us? What places does she have in our social and cultural thinking and how has this changed from reactions to her work in her own time?
This event is the second in a series re-examining the life and works of influential historical figures from across the humanities and social sciences, exploring the important and continuing influences they have on society and debating their place as key thinkers for our time.