Welcome to my blog. I’m Dr Mari Takayanagi, Senior Archivist at the Parliamentary Archives and historian with a particular interest in women & Parliament in the early 20th century.

News! 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!


Read my AdWeek interview with Diane Clehane

Lunch at Michaels, 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.

I also post about other aspects of women’s history including the suffrage struggle, and events & projects related to women’s history and Parliament. You can find more about me and my historical interests on the About page.

I’m a Champion for the First 100 Years project marking 100 years of women in the legal profession in 2019.

Finally, I’m joint project manager and co-curator for Parliament’s Vote 100 project, which will mark 100 years of the vote for some women and all men in 2018. You can follow Vote 100 on Twitter and there is a Vote 100 blog.