Welcome to my website. I’m Dr Mari Takayanagi, Senior Archivist at the Parliamentary Archives, heritage professional, and historian of British history from the mid 19th to mid 20th centuries.

NEW MAY 2023: I am thrilled to announce I have been elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society!

Historical Association awards

I was made an Honorary Fellow of the Historical Association in July 2019 for my ‘significant contribution to the promotion and knowledge of history’. I’m delighted to have received this honour!

BBC Daily Politics screengrab Feb 2018

Watch me interviewed on Votes for Women: Suffragette Action in the Houses of Parliament on Daily Politics on 6 February 2018!


Watch my talk for TedX Whitehall Women!

Lunch at Michaels, with Diane Clehane

Read my AdWeek interview with Diane Clehane!

I completed my History PhD thesis, ‘Parliament and Women c. 1900-1945’ in 2012. The full thesis is online at the King’s Research Portal.

In 2018 I was joint project manager and co-curator for a major public exhibition ‘Voice and Vote: Women’s Place in Parliament’, for  Parliament’s Vote 100 project.

I was a Champion for the First 100 Years project marking 100 years of women in the legal profession between 2014-2019.

Find out more about me, my media appearances, watch my online talks and my publications.