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Equality and influence

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Key stage 3 | Subject: History, English, Citizenship | Topics: Women’s Suffrage, Equality | Session Type: Online session

It's 18 November 1910 and the chaos and brutality of Black Friday is unfolding as women fight for their right to vote. At the heart of this event, standing next to Emmeline Pankhurst, is Sophia Duleep Singh.

This workshop explores the life of Indian Princess and suffragette Sophia Duleep Singh. Follow her journey to become a campaigner of women's right to vote and an advocate for other marginalised or underrepresented groups.

What challenges did she face as an Indian Princess, daughter of a deposed Maharaja, in Victorian England? What gave her drive and made her campaign so hard throughout her life? How did she use her influence to fight for equality? What inequalities do we see today and how can we use our voices today to continue the fight for equality?

Learning objectives

Students will:

  • Explore personal stories in the fight for gender equality and reflect on how they can become advocates for equality today.
  • Learn about the lives of people of diverse heritage in 19th Century Britain.

National Curriculum links

This session supports:

  • Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world from 1901 to the present day.
  • Understanding historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and using them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends and frame historically-valid questions.
  • Understanding how people's lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.
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Booking Information



09.30, 11.00, 13.30

If the timings above don’t work with your school timetable please contact our bookings team directly to discuss alternative time slots.


Please allow 1 hour

35 students


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