National Council of Women of Great Britain

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The National Council of Women exists to co-ordinate the voluntary efforts of women across Great Britain.[1] Founded as the National Union of Women Workers, it said that it would "promote sympathy of thought and purpose among the women of Great Britain and Ireland".[2]

History[edit]

It was founded in 1895. It changed its name to the National Council of Women of Great Britain & Ireland in 1918. In 1928 it changed its name to the National Council of Women of Great Britain.[3]

Its early archives are held in the London Metropolitan University: Trades Union Congress Library Collections.

Pearl Adam wrote the History of the National Council of Women of Great Britain in 1945.

Notable members[edit]

Presidents[edit]

1895: Louise Creighton[4]
1897: Mrs Alfred Booth
1899:
1900: Mrs Arthur Lyttelton[5]
1901: Constance de Rothschild
1903: Mary Clifford[4]
1905: Elizabeth Cadbury[4]
1907: Mrs Edwin Gray[4]
1909:
1910: Laura Ridding[4]
1911: Mrs Alan Bright[4]
1913:
1916: Maria Ogilvie Gordon[4]
1920: Maud Palmer, Countess of Selborne[4]
1921: Frances Balfour[4]
1923: Mrs George Morgan[4]
1925: Henrietta Franklin[4]
1928: Florence Ada Keynes[4]
1931: Lady Trustram Eve[4]
1933: Eva Hartree[4]
1937: Ruth Balfour[4]
1938: A. F. Johnston[4]
1940: E. Wilhelmina Ness[4]
1941: Home Peel[4]
1943: E. Wilhelmina Ness[4]
1945:
1953: Kathleen Freeman[4]
1955: Mrs Stanley Moffat[4]
1957: Eva Isaacs, Marchioness of Reading[4]
1959: Joan Robins[4]
1962: Norah Dean[4]
1964: Kathleen Baxter[4]
1966: Joan Boulind[4]
1968: Guinevere Tilney
1970:
1972: Margaret Lampard[4]
1974: Kay Fox[4]
1976: Helen Waldsax[4]
1978: Diane Reid[4]
1980: Margaret Wingfield[4]
1984: Mary Mayne[4]
1986: Evelyn Fairfax Martin[4]
1988: Rosalind Preston[4]
1990: Elizabeth Bavidge[4]
1992: Patience Purdy[4]
1994: Jean Clark[4]
1996:
2008: Sheila Eaton[6]
2012: Elsie Leadley[6]
2014: Gwenda Nicholas[7]
2017: Andrena Telford[7]

Other members[edit]

Eminent members have included:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Serena Kelly, ‘Ridding , Lady Laura Elizabeth (1849–1939)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 22 Nov 2017
  2. ^ http://chestofbooks.com/food/household/Woman-Encyclopaedia-1/Socities-Which-Help-Women-And-Children-No-1-The-National-Union-Of-Woman-Worke.html
  3. ^ "National Union of Women Workers of Great Britain and Ireland". Archives Hub. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak Glick, Daphne (1995). The National Council of Women of Great Britain: the first one hundred years. National Council of Women of Great Britain. ISBN 978-0900915079.
  5. ^ NUWW Annual Report 1900 TUC Library Collections, London Metropolitan University GB1924 HD6079
  6. ^ a b "NCW News" (PDF). National Council of Women. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  7. ^ a b "NCW elects a new president". National Council of Women. Retrieved 15 June 2018.

External links[edit]

National Council of Women of Great Britain