Women in Street Names is a project to highlight women in street names in the UK (through the British Federation of Women Graduates, and Harper Adams University).
The aim is to highlight streets named after women (and to highlight how few there are!), to remember such women as are commemorated.
- a book of mini biographies of women named.
- a paper to consider the promulgation of political and social culturalisation, conscious and unconscious, through the limited public representation of women and its impact on individuals’ aim for higher office.
There have been similar projects isolated on specific cities but this project aims to spread the net far and wide, to villages and towns, not just the metropoles, across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Please forward the street name with district, town, city, village, etc. with the woman’s main achievement or area of operation (if known) to:
Carrie de Silva: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you don’t know anything about the subject, don’t worry – please just send me the name anyway.
This project was launched at The Women’s Library, July 2019.
Although some more obscure royalty will be of interest the collation won’t include Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria.
Please feel free to pass on to colleagues, friends and family.