Celebrating 100 years

2018 marks 100 years since the 1918 Representation of the People Act, when the first women won the vote. We’re celebrating this democratic milestone by recognising some of the remarkable women of Bristol.

Bristol University women are excellent examples of the 'go-ahead spirit' of the female sex in every University in England.

Winifred Shapland (1935), University Registrar

Our history

We were the first higher education institute in England to admit women on an equal basis to men. Find out more about key women in our history and gender equality today.

Spotlight on...

We shine the spotlight on some of Bristol's wonderful women, learning about their experiences and celebrating their achievements.

Our research

Find out about how our gender-related research has had an impact on policy, law and learning.

Three questions

Watch women from around the university answer three key questions. 

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Vote 100
View photos from our events celebrating 100 years of votes for women.

Gender equality today

Today we continue to strive for gender equality. Find out about the University's work in this area.

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