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We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us run this year's Summer Reading Challenge 13 July to 14 September. If you enjoy working with children and have good communication skills, this could be the ideal opportunity for you. Hours are flexible but we ask you to commit at least 10 hours over the summer.
One hundred years ago in June 1913, amid the carnival spirit of Derby Day and in the presence of King George V and Queen Mary, a militant suffragette named Emily Wilding Davison sacrificed her life for the cause of women's human rights. The coroner recorded Misadventure but was it an intentional sacrifice? Weigh the evidence for yourself at the exhibition - Dying for the Vote. Emily was fatally injured during the running of the Derby in an attempt to send a message to King George V that his female subjects were being repressed past endurance by government. Her intention was to run on the track and wave the flag of the militant Women's Social and Political Union in front of newsreel cameras. Tragically, Emily collided with the king's horse, Anmer.