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Listen to our new podcast: Women's Suffrage and Women Pilots

Published on: 14 February 2012

The turn of the last century was a period of immense technological and social upheaval, leading many to question the role of women in society and the discrimination that they suffered particularly when it came to them not having the right to vote.

There were, at the time, many pioneering female aviators from across the world that helped demonstrate that women were just as capable as men - women such as Mrs Winifred Buller who worked as a test pilot for the British Caudron Company based in Cricklewood and Harriet Quimby who became the first woman to fly across the English Channel.

In this podcast we examine their achievements and those of other early female aviators and look at how the equality of women as pilots helped advance the profile of the Women's Suffrage movement in the United Kingdom.


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