Seminar 1 – Women’s Attitudes and Feminist Activism, March 2015

Date and time

Friday March 13th 2015, 10:30-15:30


Council Room
Birkbeck University of London

Time Session
10:00  Arrival and refreshments
10:30  Welcome and Introduction to the Seminar Series from PI Prof. Sarah Childs (Bristol) and outline of the day from Dr Rosie Campbell (Birkbeck) and Dr Peter Allen (Queen Mary)
10:45-12:15  Women’s Attitudes – academic evidence. Chair – Peter Allen (QMUL):

  • Prof. Philip Cowley (Nottingham) – Why not ask the audience? Women’s attitudes to descriptive representation
  • Dr Oliver Heath (Royal Holloway) – Do women vote for women?
  • Dr Rosie Campbell (Birkbeck) – Women voters and the 2015 General Election
  • Prof. Sarah Childs (Bristol) – Women in the Conservative Party – what do women members think?
12:15-13:15  Lunch and refreshments
13:15-14:45  Feminist Activism in 2015; chair:

  • Nan Sloane. The Centre for Women and Democracy
  • Belinda Phipps (Chair) and Ava Lee (P&C officer). Fawcett
  • Claire Annesley (Sussex) and Francesca Gains (Manchester) – women, welfare, and the economics of the election
14:45 – 15:30  Plenary discussion – what do women’s issues look like in 2015?