University of Portsmouth researchers to document city’s feminist heritage

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A PROJECT documenting the history of women’s activism in Portsmouth is under way after a successful Heritage Lottery Fund bid.

Dr Sue Bruley, Dr Laurel Forster and Dr Terese Jonsson from the University of Portsmouth are on a mission to record the history of 50 of the city’s unsung female heroes – with the researchers looking to speak to people in the community.

Dr Sue Bruley said: ‘The impact of feminist movements in Britain since the 1960s has been enormous.

‘We need to record these changes for women and society at a local level. This is particularly so in Portsmouth with its distinct naval heritage.’

The project will be launched on Saturday, October 20 from 10am-3pm at the university library.

The event is free, but bookings are required.

For more information and to register your interest, contact Anna Cole on (023) 9284 6121 or by emailling