Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives


Jessie Daniel Ames Lecture

Lucinda Hawksley

“From Mary Wollstonecraft to the Polling Booth”

March 23, 2015, 4:00 p.m.
McCombs Campus Center - Ballrooms

Book signing and refreshments immediately following the lecture.

Author Lucinda Hawksley will talk about her book March, Women, March: Voices from the Women’s Movement, which follows the British women’s journey from oppression to achieving the vote, between the 18th and the 20th centuries.

Lucinda will talk about how the British battle for female suffrage both aided and learned from similar women’s campaigns in Australia, New Zealand, North America and Scandinavia – all of which granted equal enfranchisement before Britain, despite the British campaign having started first. Lucinda will look at how the women’s movement dealt with conflict and opposition, as well as at personal stories from the amazing army of women and men who fought to achieve equality for future generations. Discover the lives of these extraordinary people, whose stories are uplifting and inspiring, as well as often heartbreaking, and how they succeeded in changing the world.

Lucinda is the author of more than 20 books, these include biographies of the artists Lizzie Siddal, Kate Perugini (née Dickens) and Princess Louise, as well as 50 British Artists You Should Know, What Makes Great Art, Essential Pre-RaphaelitesCharles Dickens: A Bicentenary Celebration and the recently published Moustaches, Whiskers & Beards. She is a Patron of the Charles Dickens Museum in London and a great great great granddaughter of Charles and Catherine Dickens. In December 2015, her latest biography The Mystery of Princess Louise: Queen Victoria’s Rebellious Daughter will be published in the US. 

This Jessie Daniel Ames Lecture is funded by the Jessie Daniel Ames Endowed Lecture in Feminist Studies, the Global Citizens Fund, the Feminist Studies Program, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the Department of Art and Art History, the Department of English, the Representing Gender Paideia Cluster, and the University Scholar Program at Southwestern University.