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Women's History month: 100th anniversary of UK's first birth control clinic

100 years ago, on 17 March 1921, Marie Stopes, sex education pioneer, opened the UK's first birth control clinic in London. Join us to mark the centenary of this historic event and Women's History Month. We'll explore Marie Stopes' story along with other pioneering women through highlights in Senate House Library's collections. We'll also show you how to do your own research into women's history using Senate House Library's collections & resources.

Welcome & Introduction (5 mins) - Rebecca Simpson, Head of Engagement, Senate House Library 

Controlling mind & body: exploring women's reproductive rights (15 mins) Mura Ghosh, Academic Librarian for Psychology, Philosophy & Social Sciences & Curator of Rights for Women Exhibition at Senate House Library, will talk about Marie Stopes opening the first birth control clinic in London and the pioneers that came before and after her. 

Empowering through protest & politics (15 mins) Rebecca Simpson, Head of Engagement & Designer of the Rights for Women Exhibition at Senate House Library, will guide you through some of the pioneers then & now that broke barriers to establish rights for women.

How to do your own research into Women's History (5 mins) Mura Ghosh, Academic Librarian for Psychology, Philosophy & Social Sciences at Senate House Library, will give a quick demo of Senate House Library's online resources to help you to do your own research.

Q&A (20mins) Your chance to ask any questions following the talks and presentations.

Free, online event.

You will be sent the Zoom link & online joining instructions 24 hours before the event as well a reminder on the day.

Women's History month: 100th anniversary of UK's first birth control clinic

100 years ago, on 17 March 1921, Marie Stopes, sex education pioneer, opened the UK's first birth control clinic in London. Join us to mark the centenary of this historic event and Women's History Month. We'll explore Marie Stopes' story along with other pioneering women through highlights in Senate House Library's collections. We'll also show you how to do your own research into women's history using Senate House Library's collections & resources.

Welcome & Introduction (5 mins) - Rebecca Simpson, Head of Engagement, Senate House Library 

Controlling mind & body: exploring women's reproductive rights (15 mins) Mura Ghosh, Academic Librarian for Psychology, Philosophy & Social Sciences & Curator of Rights for Women Exhibition at Senate House Library, will talk about Marie Stopes opening the first birth control clinic in London and the pioneers that came before and after her. 

Empowering through protest & politics (15 mins) Rebecca Simpson, Head of Engagement & Designer of the Rights for Women Exhibition at Senate House Library, will guide you through some of the pioneers then & now that broke barriers to establish rights for women.

How to do your own research into Women's History (5 mins) Mura Ghosh, Academic Librarian for Psychology, Philosophy & Social Sciences at Senate House Library, will give a quick demo of Senate House Library's online resources to help you to do your own research.

Q&A (20mins) Your chance to ask any questions following the talks and presentations.

Free, online event.

You will be sent the Zoom link & online joining instructions 24 hours before the event as well a reminder on the day.

Price
Free
Event dates
, 14:00 - 15:00