The Ursula Masson Memorial Lecture for International Women's Day 2018

January 26, 2018

This year the 10th anniversary Ursula Masson Memorial lecture, held in the year we also mark 100 years since the granting of partial suffrage to women, will take place in the Senedd in partnership with the Welsh Government and Archif Menywod Cymru/Women’s Archive of Wales.

The lecture will be delivered by Dr Ryland Wallace, author of The Women’s Suffrage Movement in Wales 1866 – 1928 and will discuss the history of the women’s suffrage movement in Wales

An organised women’s suffrage movement operated continuously in Britain for more than sixty years, with partial enfranchisement being won in 1918 and equal voting rights with men being finally achieved ten years later. With the use of a variety of images, the lecture will discuss Wales’s part in this lengthy and multifaceted campaign.

Dr Ryland Wallace is the author of The Women’s Suffrage Movement in Wales, 1866-1928 (University of Wales Press, 2009) and also of a number of other books and articles on Welsh history. Now retired, he taught for over thirty years in Coleg Gwent, primarily at its Pontypool campus and latterly at Crosskeys.

Booking details

Location: Senedd, National Assembly for Wales
Date: Thursday 8 March 2018
Time: 18.30 – 21:00
To attend this free event please email: or call 0300 200 6565

Tagged: Women's History Network