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Archives Links ﷯12th Annual Newport Chartist Convention Saturday 27 October held at John Frost School, 
09.30 to 16.30 
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 1918 was the vindication of Chartism! It was an important watershed in the advance of democracy in the UK.

For the first time some Women (30%) gained the right to vote and ALL MEN were granted the vote. Within ten years women achieved equal voting

The campaign for equal rights continues


Book your tickets: (£10 including Lunch)

At Eventbrite


9.30 Registration

10.00 Welcome by Mark Tucker (Headteacher, John Frost School) and Introductory remarks by Chair: Dr Elin Jones


The Convention opens with a performance from students of the John Frost School, followed by a morning session focused on the Campaign for Votes for Women


Panel for morning session:

Prof. Jane Aaron (USW)

Early Feminism and Chartism before 1866


Dr. Ryland Wallace

Women’s suffrage campaign

Dr. Rachel Lock-Lewis (USW)

The difference the vote made: women, politics and activism after 1918


There will be a refreshment break at 11.30


This will be followed by a Panel Discussion with questions from the floor

12.45 Lunch


13.30 Afternoon session


During the afternoon Stuart Butler and the Stroud history group will give a performance on The Chartist pubs of Gwent.


Followed by two lectures:


Dr. Matthew Roberts (Sheffield Hallam University) The material and visual culture of Chartism

Tea Break


Brian Davies: Dr William Price.


The Convention closes at 16.30


Various interesting STALLS are being organised by:-

CHARTISM e-MAG, Gwent Archives, Friends of Newport Museum & Art Gallery, Gwent County History Association, Friends of Newport Ship, Western Front Association, Sylvia Mason, Gelligaer Historical Society, Friends of Tredegar House and National Trust, Stroud History Group, Bristol Radical History Group.


Cardiff University Student Poster Presentation (history degree dissertations):

Mali Summers: The Black Domain: a local study in political evolution
Leah Ellis: Impact of World War 1 on the Women’s Suffrage Campaign in South Wales


The Convention is held a week early this year. From 3 November a range of events take place in Newport that includes Music, Street Performance, a People’s March in the City centre, the annual Chartist Commemoration Ceremony at St. Woolos and a variety of activities at other venues throughout the city.