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Looking to the future for International Women's Day

To mark International Women’s Day (8 March), we took the opportunity again to hear the thoughts of our students and academics on their hopes for the next 100 years for women in parliament.

Nancy Astor in her office in the House of Commons
Nancy Astor was the first woman to take her seat as an MP

Nancy Astor was the first woman to take up a seat in the House of Commons in 1919, going on to represent the seat of Plymouth Sutton from 1919-1945.

To mark the centenary of the occasion, staff and students from across the School of Politics and Economics and beyond, shared their hopes for the next 100 years. The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is Each for Equal, with a focus on celebrating achievement, raising awareness against bias, and taking action for equality.

To find out more, log on to: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/