Feminist Thinking Seminar Series 2024: Women, Feminism, Oral History, and the Miners' Strike

An opportunity to discuss and ask questions about oral history methodologies, the ongoing relationship between oral history and women’s history, and how paying attention to women’s history, gender, and feminism can inform how to think about the 1984-85 miners’ strike in its fortieth anniversary year, with the authors of Women and the Miners’ Strike 1984-5 (2023).

This event space is wheelchair accessible. Please ask at porters’ lodge for directions if unsure.


Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite (she/her) is Associate Professor of twentieth century British history at UCL. Her first book examined political and popular ideas about class in England between 1968 and 2000, and she has also co-edited, with Ben Jackson and Aled Davies a collection entitled The Neoliberal Age? Britain since the 1970s (2021). Women and the Miners’ Strike, 1984-5, co-written with Natalie Thomlinson, came out in 2023.

Dr Natalie Thomlinson (she/her) is Associate Professor of Modern British Cultural History at the University of Reading. She is a historian of feminism and gender in modern Britain; her works include Women and the Miners’ Strike 1984-5 (2-23; co-written with Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite) and Race and ethnicity in the women’s movement in England, 1968–93 (2016).