Day to toast women's rights in Preston

Emily Davison's funeral procession. She died after being hit by King George V's horse Anmer at the 1913 Epsom Derby when she tried to pin a suffragette sash onto the race horse.
Emily Davison's funeral procession. She died after being hit by King George V's horse Anmer at the 1913 Epsom Derby when she tried to pin a suffragette sash onto the race horse.
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She owns the sash which suffragette Emily Davison - who died in the process - tried to attach onto the King’s horse at the Epsom Derby in 1913.

And Preston is the city to host film-maker Barbara Gorna on her visit on International Women’s Day to talk about her work as a fierce campaigner for women’s rights.

This year to commemorate the movement for women’s rights on Thursday, March 8 there is an obvious theme for celebration - the 100-year anniversary of women winning the right to vote.

And across Lancashire there will be no shortage of conferences, talks, performances and excuses to celebrate women.

Barbara is to be the keynote speaker at a conference marking the centenary at the University of Central Lancashire (Uclan) organised by Lancashire Law School.

She has been an ardent campaigner for women’s rights for 20 years, working on Government committees, pushing for and creating change in the fields of domestic violence.

Barbara will kick off the day which will see a varied line-up of speakers looking at some of the challenges and inequalities that women today still face.