Tsar wars: when International Women’s Day led to real revolution

The Romanovs – including Tsar Nicholas II, seated centre

By Dr Andy Willimott, Lecturer in Modern Russian History, University of Reading

International Women’s Day 2017 sees a plethora of excellent and worthwhile events, highlighting many issues still facing women today.

Some are small, others gain greater attention. But will any have as big an impact as one women’s protest that took place exactly 100 years ago?

March 8 marks the anniversary of a key event of the February Revolution in Russia in 1917 – and women were at its heart.

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International Women’s Day Seminar

In recognition of International Women’s Day, the School of the Built Environment will be hosting a 1-hour seminar with Chrissi McCarthy, founder and managing director of Constructing Equality. The event will be held in Miller G05, on 8 March, from 1 – 2pm, with refreshments served from 12:30pm. Chrissi will speak about the gender balance issues that face STEM professions (with a focus on built environment professions), the benefits of greater gender balance, and the role both men and women can play in strengthening the sector.

Please register here


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