Friday, 14 December 2018
All Saints Park
On Friday 14 December 2018, a new statue of the iconic Mancunian suffragette, Emmeline Pankhurst, will be unveiled in St Peter’s Square to mark the centenary of the first women getting the right to vote.
Born in Manchester in 1858, Emmeline was the leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote. Her work is recognised as a crucial element in achieving women's suffrage in the UK.
For the University’s Sylvia Pankhurst Gender and Diversity Research Centre, the statue unveiling marks the culmination of a year of events organised to celebrate this crucial landmark towards parity.
Staff members and students are invited to join the Centre – and 12 female professors from across the University – to be part of one of two official marches making their way to St Peter’s Square for the statue unveiling.
From 11:15 in All Saints Park on Friday 14 December, attendees will hear music from singer-songwriter Claire Mooney, before joining a procession from the Pankhurst Centre and walk up Oxford Road to take part in the statue unveiling ceremony.