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Grayson Perry trail and National Portrait Gallery brochureAs a college Hillcroft aims to reflect the diverse background of its learners and staff. Our Access to Higher Education: Humanities and Social Science students look at identity as part of their Psychology and Sociology units. If you’re interested in diversity and equality then you’ll like the Turner Prize winning artist Grayson Perry’s exhibition Who Are You? running until 15 March 2014 at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

The exhibition follows the 14 items in the exhibition which appeared in the Channel 4 programme Grayson Perry: Who Are You? broadcast this autumn. They include a poster representing the identity and beliefs of a deaf community group, a Benin-styled statue of Peter Pan depicting a female to male transsexual and a young British woman from Kent who has converted to Islam encapsulated in a silk Hijab. Plus 3 statues of women from a women’s group which supports so called obese women. One of Perry’s signature ceramic pots portrays a gay couple who have adopted a mixed race child. You can follow Grayson’s trail of works at the National Portrait Gallery.

If you’d like to find out more about the artwork go through backruns of the TV programme by visiting 4oD.

At the same time the National Portrait Gallery is displaying Suffragettes: Deeds Not Words examining how the suffragette movement spent the summer of 1914 increasing their fight for the vote and protesting against the Cat and Mouse Act up. The display runs up to 10 May 2015.

Both the exhibition and the display offer free entry.

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British Suffrage coverOur Access to Higher Education students are due to follow the history of the women’s suffrage movement as part of their history course. This week two interesting programmes on the women’s movement and the suffragettes were broadcast back-to-back on BBC 2.

If you missed them you can catch One Hundred Years of the Women’s Movement on BBC iPlayer. It takes you from women fighting for the right to vote right up to the recent Slut marches. Following this programme was Tales from the Old Bailey: the Suffragettes. It brings to life the trial of Emmeline Pankhurst from court papers. Again if you missed it you can catch up on BBC iPlayer.

We’ve just added the ebook edition of Paula Bartley’s ¬†Votes from Women 1860-1928 to our collection through Dawsonera. We’ve got a host of resources on the suffragettes for our students including ebooks, websites and DVDs through our library catalogue.

Suffrage Atelier (1909-c.1914), Postcard, printed, c...

Women’s Suffrage Collection, Women,s Library on VADS

4 June marks 100 years since the death of the suffragette Emily Wilding Davison at the Epsom Derby.

Our Hillcroft Access to Higher Education students study the suffragettes campaign to win votes for women as part of their course.

Here’s a taster of the resources we have on the suffragettes fight for women’s suffrage which includes the BBC Archive Suffragettes website, DVDs as well as books.

UK Parliament has just added a special page to commemorate Emily’s life and campaign work on their Emily Wilding Davison¬†page.

There is currently a campaign running launched in The Guardian’s letters page to get a minute’s silence to commemorate Emily death. Visit the Emily Wilding Memorial Davison Campaign to find out more.


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