About Us

Nottingham Women’s History Group was formally constituted in February 2010 with the aim to:

Celebrate, promote and research the contribution made by women to Nottingham’s history.

With this in mind we

  • research women’s histories in the City and its localities and encourage others to do so.
  • Provide a programme of activities to ensure that women’s history is visible to the people of Nottingham
  • Promote an interest in the women who have shaped Nottingham’s history and ensure that women are visible to the people of Nottingham

We provide a programme of activities each year including regular NWHG meetings with speakers, frequent member Mailings and FB Postings, information Stalls at events eg International Women’s Day Celebration of Nottingham Women, bi-annual Newsletters, Visits eg to the Archives, Manuscripts and Special Collections, Events eg Plaque celebrations, and Walks focused on women centred themes.

We have also published several Booklets eg No Surrender: Women’s Suffrage in Nottingham, WW1, A Tribute to Life – Helena Brownsword Dowson, Helen Kirkpatrick Watts – Suffragette – (for sale from NWHG, at our stalls and at Five Leaves Bookshop)

We are also able to provide NWHG speakers and make Presentations to external groups on a variety of women focused topics eg Suffrage, Firsts, Artists, Writers.

We hope you will be interested in becoming involved.

Of course Covid has intervened in all of our plans this year and so we have been unable to organise any visits, talks or walks. We do hope to be able to do so in 2021.


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