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Who was Ursula Masson?

Posted on March 8, 2017

Professor Diana Wallace remembers Ursula Masson, the feminist, scholar and teacher, who set up the Centre for Gender Studies in Wales.

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The Ursula Masson Memorial Lecture for International Women's Day 2017

Posted on March 3, 2017

‘“Delicate” and “troublous” questions: women teachers, gender issues and local education politics in south Wales, 1908-1928’ from Dr Sian Rhiannon Williams

Set against the background of the emergence of the feminist National Federation / Union of Women Teachers and the growing dominance of the labour movement in local politics, the lecture focuses on events in Aberdare and Rhondda before and after the First World War. Here, debates over the marriage bar, equal pay and other gender issues fuelled the activism of women teachers and inspired unity, but also exposed divisions and tested loyalties, thus creating tensions which reverberated more widely.

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Prof Diana Wallace Open Lecture at Cardiff University - Tuesday 6 December 2016

Posted on December 1, 2016

Assuming Gender Annual Lecture
John Percival Building Lecture Theatre 0.31

Cardiff University, 6 December 2016 at 6.30 pm
(Wine Reception in Room 2.47 from 5.30pm)

Female Gothic Histories – Prof Diana Wallace (University of South Wales)

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The Ursula Masson Memorial Lecture 2016 for International Women's Day

Posted on January 29, 2016

The Centre for Gender Studies in Wales invites you to The Ursula Masson Memorial Lecture 2016 on March 8 at the Moot Court, Ty Crawshay, Treforest between 6-9pm.

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Dr Ruth Gaffney-Rhys examines the call for changes to the Marriage Act

Posted on January 6, 2016

Dr Ruth Gaffney Rhys examines the 'Register Our Marriage Campaign’ established by solicitor Aina Khan, which calls for a change to the Marriage Act 1949 to ensure that all religious marriages are registered and encourages Muslims to register their marriages.

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FWSA Book Prize 2016 competition

Posted on December 1, 2015

The Feminist and Women’s Studies Association (UK & Ireland) is delighted to announce the FWSA Book Prize 2016, a competition for books published in fields of feminist, gender and women’s studies.

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Dr Ruth Gaffney-Rhys publishes new article on Criminalisation of Forced Marriage

Posted on November 18, 2015

The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, which created the offence of using ‘violence, threats or any form of coercion for the purpose of causing another person to enter a marriage’, came into force in England and Wales on 16th June 2014.

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British teenagers marry ISIS members in Syria: what is the status of their marriages?

Posted on July 7, 2015

On Saturday 4th July it was revealed that two of the three teenage girls who had travelled from London to Syria earlier this year to join ISIS, were now married. The girls are now living with their husbands and as a result, hope that they will return to the UK has diminished. But if they do so, will their marriages be recognised by the law in England and Wales, asks Dr Ruth Gaffney-Rhys?

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Video of 2015 Ursula Masson Memorial Lecture now available

Posted on May 11, 2015

A video of the 2015 Ursula Masson Memorial Lecture, featuring Dr Neil Jones, Honorary Research Fellow in Welsh history at Cardiff and Bangor universities is now available.

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Call for papers: Women's Archive of Wales 18th Annual Conference

Posted on May 11, 2015

18th Annual Conference
Saturday 10 October to Sunday 11 October 2015
at Tapestri, Orchard Street, Swansea, SA1 5AJ

Our conference provides a forum for anyone interested in women’s history in Wales, whether academic or not, to present their work and receive feedback in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. It is also an opportunity for members to network and socialise.

Papers are invited on any aspect of the history of women in Wales for inclusion in the conference programme from historians, archivists and others interested in promoting women’s history in Wales. Proposals from new researchers and students will be especially welcome.

Papers can vary in length from 15 minutes to 45 minutes, though most will probably be in the region of 30 minutes. Contributors should send an abstract of approximately 150-200 words outlining the key themes to be covered.

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Parental leave changes could improve the position for working women

Posted on March 5, 2015

Changes to parental leave in April will allow fathers to take year off work, but what does this mean for working women asks family law specialist Dr Ruth Gaffney-Rhys.

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Representing the Tudors: Extended deadline for abstracts

Posted on February 25, 2015

The deadline for abstracts for Representing the Tudors: An interdisciplinary conference held at the Treforest Campus on 10-11 July, 2015 has been extended to Monday 23 March.

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Video of Ursula Masson Memorial Lecture

Posted on March 19, 2014

A video of the 2014 Ursula Masson Memorial Lecture, featuring Professor Katie Gramich talking about Welsh Women’s Writing in the First World War, is now available.

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Ursula Masson Memorial Lecture a success

Posted on March 7, 2014

More than 70 people, including Professor Julie Lydon, Vice-Chancellor of the University and Janine Griffiths-Baker, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Society, attended last night’s Ursula Masson Memorial lecture, organised with the support of Women’s Archive of Wales and New Law Solicitors.

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Upcoming lecture celebrates the merger of the Newport Women in Society Group with the University of Glamorgan Centre for Gender Studies in Wales

Posted on November 27, 2013

Ruth Gaffney-Rhys To celebrate the merger of the Newport Women in Society Group with the University of Glamorgan Centre for Gender Studies in Wales, Dr Ruth Gaffney-Rhys will be presenting an open lecture – 'Should opposite sex couples be able to form civil partnerships?’

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