How the progress of women movements affects London working women in 1960s, 1970s and now.

Introduction For decades, women have been fighting for gender equality. More women nowadays enjoy the right to receive education and gain entry into professions just like the opposite sex. There is no doubt that life chances for working women have improved significantly compared to the previous generations. However, many are still treated unequally today especially

How have the recent histories of Soho and the surrounding areas been shaped by those defined in history as queer women

‘She loved these walks through London…it was a tingle, something electric, something produced as if by the friction of her shoes against the streets.’- The Paying Guests, p36 In 2017, the Tate Britain held an exhibition, entitled ‘Queer British Art’. Whilst this sounded like a fantastic exploration of all forms of queerness, and their relation

19th Century ‘Police and Publicans’

Introduction Archival research is an essential tool for historical geographers who seek to think and write about places and people that have long since vanished. Effectively removed from their field sites, these academics are faced with the challenge of navigating documents in an effort to source relevant data while remaining extra critical of inherent subjectivity.

The Underground as Body

‘London as body’ “Some people think London is one thing and the underground is another, but in fact the underground is London. It’s the only thing holding it together.” – (Andrew Martin, 2000). The Underground is one of the most valuable, fundamental spaces in London. Just like the veins in our body, without which our

The Thames and Personalities

Despite the geography of London being defined by the iconic river running through the heart of the city, I believe, the Thames is often overlooked in cultural and historical significance. It once acted as London’s artery or oesophagus: sustenance entered it; sewage left through it; trade was centred on it; and transport passed along it.