University of the West of England - Iron Lady's bequest

May 7, 2009

Margaret Thatcher's legacy will be explored by experts in media and culture at a special colloquium organised by the Gender and Culture Research Group at the University of the West of England.

"The Shadow of Thatcher: Women, Feminism, Politics and Culture 30 years on" is due to take place in Bristol on 8 May. Organiser Estella Tincknell, reader in media and cultural studies at UWE, said: "Margaret Thatcher is remarkable in that she is the only woman to have held the office of Prime Minister in this country and yet she did nothing directly to promote the interests of women - if anything, she was very anti-feminist."

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