Sappho to Suffrage: women who dared

About the exhibition

Pirates and poets; suffragettes and explorers - this exhibition celebrates the achievements of women who dared to do the unexpected. Sappho to Suffrage showcases some of the Bodleian's most remarkable and treasured items.

Read more about the Women's suffrage movement in Oxford and the Oxford suffrage women.


Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

 Wheelchair access

The Weston Library is wheelchair accessible


This exhibition is now closed

 The curator

  • Professor Senia Paseta, co-Director of Women in the Humanities, History Tutor at St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford

As well as highlighting the richness of the Bodleian's holdings produced by women, this exhibition will showcase aspects of Oxford’s particular suffrage history.

- Exhibition curator, Professor Senia Paseta -

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