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The Archives of the Movement for the Ordination of Women: Campaigning and Humour

7th September 2016 @ 1:45 pm - 3:30 pm

The Movement for the Ordination of Women to Priesthood in the Anglican Church in England (MOW) was formed to campaign for the Church of England to allow women to become priests. The MOW archive is held by the LSE Library as part of the Women’s Library @ LSE collections and it has been catalogued for the first time. This talk is to celebrate the completion of this project. The speaker will be Fabiana Barticioti, Assistant Archivist at LSE Archives

The first part of this presentation will outline the content of the archive and its links with other relevant resources held at The Women’s Library @ LSE. The second part will highlight some cartoons and caricatures found in the working papers of the organization’s publicity and literature groups.  This part of the presentation was originally presented at the Conference Comedy on Stage and Page at The University of Kent.

The MOW was founded in July 1979 and ceased in July 1994 after The Act for the Ordination of Women was approved at the General Synod and Houses of Parliament and the first women were ordained priests in early 1994. The organization operated from their headquarters in London with a lot of grassroots work in the parish branches nationwide. Their campaigning and publicity materials were illustrated with some very comic cartoons and eye catching caricatures.

The presentation will be supported by images from the archives.

Meet at the  reception area at 1.45 pm the talk starts at 2pm and lasts for approximately 1 hour with time for questions

PRICE:  £3 (£4 for non-members)
Booking: with ch
eque made out to The Friends of the Women’s Library and send to The Membership Secretary, 101 Corringham Road. London NW11 7DL


7th September 2016
1:45 pm - 3:30 pm


10 Portugal Street
London, WC2A 2HD United Kingdom
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