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MRC events and series

Equal Votes

Equal Votes, Equal Rights

8 January - 2 March 2018

Marking the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act - an exhibition of archives on the fight for the right to vote, and the campaigns for equality beyond the ballot box.

Includes documents relating to protest and parliamentary reform in the 19th century, the women's suffrage movement, and the broader campaigns for women’s economic and social rights in the early-mid 20th century.

Past events:

Crafting Resistance: The art of Chilean political prisoners

An exhibition co-curated by Jasmine Gideon, Birkbeck, University of London, and Gloria Miqueles, Chilean ex-political prisoner, held at the MRC between 30 October - 17 November 2017.

Community Speaker Series

The Community Speakers Series offered an opportunity for community members, independent scholars, academics, and students to come together to discuss a topic of importance or interest to the local community. Each talk was accompanied by an interactive exhibition of related archival material held at the MRC.

Open Education Series

The Open Education Series was a monthly series of events organized by students at the University of Warwick on topics that have been mostly excluded or challenge the Eurocentric academic curriculum. The series utilised the resources of the MRC, a unique archive housing primary sources on modern British social, political and economic history and allowed for attendees to engage with original source material.

Archives Alive

A project that involved working with local schools to develop pupils' research skills and encourage them to engage with primary sources.