We’ve come a long way in terms of women’s rights but we’ve still got a long way to and the British Library is shining a light on that with this major exhibition. It explores the roots of feminist activism in the UK; the way contemporary activists work online and offline to fight causes like period poverty, abortion rights and support for refugee women; and how inequality manifests itself differently depending on race, class, gender identity and sexuality. Women like Cornelia Sorabji, the first woman to study law at Oxford University, and Hope Powell, the first British woman to gain the highest European football coaching license, are profiled in the exhibition alongside by works by Khadija Saye, Jo Spence,Sisters Uncut and Southall Black Sisters.

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23rd October 2020 – 24th February 2021
The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, UK