Feminism Late: National Army Museum

The Public Programme

Image Courtesy National Army Museum

Real experiences of women in the army

This event was co-produced by Culture& alum, Carine Harmand.

At their first ever late opening, the National Army Museum explored how feminism has affected the armed forces.

From 1916 women were able to join the army for the first time. In 2016, the ban on women in combat roles was lifted. To what extent can these developments for women in the army be attributed to feminism?

This late explored a wide range of views, discussing real-life experiences of women in the army, and tracking the development of feminist thought alongside developments for women in the army.


6.30pm – 9pm

Moira Cameron, Yeoman Warder

Has feminism been good for the army?

7.15pm – 8pm and 8.15pm – 9pm
Sarah Ditum, Sam Smethers, Lucy Noakes, Elisabeth Shipton

Did the First World War win women the vote?

7pm – 7.45pm and 8.15pm – 9pm
Talk by Elizabeth Crawford

Explore more

6.30pm – 9pm
With representatives from: Fawcett Society, Women’s Institute, Feminism in London, What Women Want 2.0, The Women’s Library at LSE

Pussy hat creative workshop

6.30pm – 9pm
With Emma Stretton

14 June 2017, 6.30pm