Today we welcome ‘Hope’ into college. Hope is a life-sized suffragette statue, made entirely of Lego!

Commissioned by the UK Parliament in 2018, Hope was built to help tell the story of women’s suffrage and inequalities. The 1.7 metre structure, which is made from 32,327 pieces of Lego, is part of a number of initiatives commemorating the 1928 Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act, which gave equal voting rights to all women and men. Hope is now on loan to organisations from regions across the nation leading up to the centenary anniversary year in 2028.

After waiting since 2019 to host the model, we are delighted that our staff and students will finally have the chance to visit Hope to reflect on the history of the suffrage movement. Hope will be with us until Wednesday 5th October so come along to the student entrance to #StandWithHope and help us to promote our message of equality as outlined our Equality and Diversity Mission Statement: Promote Equality; Tackle Discrimination; Foster Good Relationships.

Find out more about the Suffragette Movement

If you think something is unfair, needs to be changed or improved, you can do something about it! You can #StandWithHope by contacting your local MP or the House of Lords about an issue you care about. You can create or sign a petition or register to vote!  See how you can get involved here – Contact Your MP