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Celebrating the Inspirational Women of Canterbury and the Cathedral

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For International Women's Day 2018 Canterbury Cathedral is celebrating some of the inspiring women of Canterbury and the Cathedral.

We are inviting visitors to hear about recent research into the lives and impact of some of the important figures in Canterbury and what we can learn from these women.

In the unique and impressive Cathedral Archives, Victoria Mitchell and Alex Davis will present their research on inspirational women connected to Canterbury and the Cathedral.

Victoria’s talk will look at the influential women represented in the Cathedral itself, whilst Alex will be presenting on the ordinary, but equally extraordinary, women living and working in Canterbury and Kent during the First World War and beyond.

There will also be the opportunity to view some of the documents in the Archives that Alex and Victoria have uncovered during their research.

Victoria Mitchell is a third year student at Canterbury Christ Church University reading History. Victoria's previous research projects and personal interests include: the ways in which women could exercise power in the early modern period; queens and aristocratic women of the early modern period; and women in wider society.

Alex Davis is a second year undergraduate student at the University of Kent, studying Classical and Archaeological Studies. As part of her module on Museum Studies she is currently undertaking a work experience placement in the Cathedral Archives. Alex’s project at the Archives aims to rediscover the women living and working in Canterbury from the First World War onwards against the backdrop of the struggle for female suffrage.


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