Fern Riddell

Fern Riddell.


  • Activist. Arsonist. Suffragette: The Life of Kitty Marion
  • Ashburton Hall, Elizabeth II Court
  • Saturday 6 October
  • 13.30–14.30

Bombs! Arson! Anarchy! Sent by the Pankhursts to carry out a nationwide campaign of attacks, Kitty Marion fought for the vote by any means necessary. But the violence of the militant suffragettes was quickly hushed up. In this talk, Fern will bring this untold story back to life.


Dr Fern Riddell is a historian specialising in sex and suffrage in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. She appears regularly on TV and radio, and writes for The Guardian, Huffington Post, The Telegraph and Times Higher Education.


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