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Freelance researcher opportunity– women, activism and suffrage


In December 2016, the National Trust launched Challenging Histories, a series of joined-up, research-based programmes of public engagement activity. In 2017, Prejudice and Pride is exploring and celebrating LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer) heritage at selected National Trust places, and beyond. In 2018, the programme will respond to the centenary of the Representation of the People Act by exploring the histories of the struggle for women’s suffrage and women’s activism represented in National Trust places and collections.

The National Trust requires a resource pack for internal use that collates and presents information on the objects, places, and stories of people associated with the battle for women’s suffrage as well as some wider stories of women’s activism from National Trust places. This pack will inform a combination of National Trust digital content, publications, property visitor offers, and contemporary artist responses in 2018.

This package of consolidated research will support, enhance and shape this exciting programme across the National Trust.

Further information about the Challenging Histories programme is available on the National Trust website -

The successful candidate will benefit from one-to-one meetings with the Heritage Engagement Fellow at the University of Oxford to develop transferable skills in research project management, public engagement and knowledge exchange communications, and career support and guidance through the Early-Career Academic Outreach Network.

For information on further particulars and how to apply, please click here.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Thursday 18 May.