Useful Links

Useful Links/Resources on Women’s History

Teaching Resources

Teaching 20th Century Women’s History A teaching pack designed for use in secondary schools by Ruth Tudor

Whitworks Remarkable Women, Incredible Lives:

Tesconnect. Teaching resources on women’s history (have to join to access but is free):

Share My Lesson, Women’s History

The Scottish Governments appendix of sources for mainstreaming gender on the curriculum

History to Herstory: Yorkshire Women’s Lives Online (includes learning resources, activity sheet, sources etc.)

Striking Women: An educational site about migration, women and work, workers’ rights, and the story of South Asian women workers during the Grunwick and Gate Gourmet industrial disputes

History Detectives Teaching Resource Pack-Comparing explorers David Livingstone and Isabella Bird Bishop


English Heritage

Women’s History Scotland (£10 annual fee to access teaching resources):

Resources on women’s religious communities from 400 to 1600 CE

The History of Women Religious of Britain and Ireland

Women in World History Curriculum

Historical Women in Science

The Scottish Governments appendix of sources for mainstreaming gender on the curriculum

Women and Social Movements International 1840 to Present

International Alliance for women in music (resources on women musicians and composers):

Amazing Women in History  profiling ‘all the kick-ass women the history books left out’

Archives and Libraries:

The Chawton House Library collections focus primarily on women’s writing in English from 1600 to 1830 and the library is open for members of the public to use.

Glasgow women’s Library. Archive collections and contemporary and historical artefacts relating to women’s lives, histories and achievements

The Women’s Library at LSE

Feminist Archive North

Women’s Archive of Wales:

The ATS Remembered

BBC archive of recordings of suffragettes.

Sylvia Pankhurst

The British Library holds several collections relating to the women’s lives including home and working life, political activism and protest, feminism and gender, health and sexuality.


Using archives to teach gender.

Cardiff University’s guide sources for women’s history and gender studies

Virtual Library on Women’s History

Diaries, photos and letters of Gertrude Bell (1868-1926), traveler, archaeologist & anti-suffragist 



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