Words and Deeds: Nursing, Poetry and the Women’s Movement

Event, 13 December 2018, Manchester, United Kingdom

A free evening performance of music and poetry from the Royal College of Nursing Library & Archives, celebrating women’s voices around the campaign for the vote.

Audrey Ardern-Jones, nurse and poet, performs poetry by female authors involved in the campaign for women’s suffrage, together with international musicians Lucas Jordan (flute) and Fabricio Mattos (guitar).

The event will be introduced with a talk by Krista Cowman, Professor of History at the University of Lincoln, highlighting nurses involved in the suffrage movement and the connections between efforts by women’s professions to improve their working conditions and the women’s movement.


People's History Museum

Left Bank



M3 3ER

United Kingdom


Suitable for 11+

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Part of our year long programme exploring the past, present and future of representation, marking 100 years since the passing of the Representation of the People Act (1918) and since all men and some women won the right to vote in Britain.