|Touching history - Thomas Atwood, Leader of|
Birmingham Political Union, the most effective political
organisation exerting pressure for parliamentary reform.
Saturday, 8 September 2018
Saturday, 19 May 2018
It's being reported on Radio 4 this morning that there are only a few official royal street parties in the UK, live from Handsworth, Birmingham - a story also recently reported in local news.
Does this mean there are few street parties and has this always been the case? In Handsworth, the answer is an emphatic no.
Party for King George V & Queen Mary’s Silver Jubilee 1935.
Outside of 43 Winson Street – opposite the Bellefield Pub
Sunday, 29 April 2018
Our Unremembered wreath has been presented to the Foreign Secretary and Commonwealth Foreign Ministers at a lunchtime reception as part of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting along with nearly 100 others made by community groups across the UK.
|Foreign Secretary with members of the Big Ideas team |
Photo courtesy of CHOGM 2018.
The many delegates and diplomats included the International Minister for the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, the Minister of National Security for Bermuda and the High Commissioner of Barbados.
Tuesday, 3 April 2018
|Annual Report Middlemore Homes|
showing ‘before and after’ photos
Saturday, 31 March 2018
Since September, I’ve been working with People’s Heritage Co-op for my placement on the Professional Skills module on my history course at the University of Birmingham. Now that my placement is over, it has made me reflect on everything I have done over the past seven months, and the progress that I’ve made in that time. When I chose this placement, I did so as it seemed like an opportunity to do something unlike any previous work experience I had taken, but I did not realise just how varied my work would be or how rewarding I would find it.
Monday, 5 March 2018
|Debating Representation in Council Chambers|
6th February 2018
Saturday, 3 February 2018
|200,000 demonstrate their support for suffrage in Birmingham|
in 1832, leading to further campaigning for Universal Suffrage
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Tuesday, 30 January 2018
|Dominant perception: Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst|
arrested for militancy
On 13th January I was fortunate enough to attend the Fabian Society New Year conference in London. In light of the recent prominence of campaigns such as Me Too and Time’s Up, as well as the Westminster sexual harassment scandal, gender inequality was a major theme throughout the conference, beginning with the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s inspiring keynote speech on female empowerment and the discrimination and adversity which women continue to face.