Professor Vera Troeger discusses the problems women face in academia and the productivity gap.
In December 1919, Nancy Astor became the first female MP to take her seat in the House of Commons – alongside 706 men. This was a turning point towards gender equality, or, rather, the beginning of a long, slow turn.
The date 6 February 2018 marked 100 years since the Representation of the People Act 1918, which famously ended the ban on women voting in general elections. But behind the headline ‘women got the vote’, there was a more complex reality. All women were still prohibited from taking part in public life by joining the professions, or by serving as jurors.
To celebrate the centenary of women's suffrage, the British Academy celebrates the fascinating and influential female Fellows and their contributions to society.
What was life like as a suffragette organiser?