EMERITUS PROFESSOR OF WOMEN’S HISTORY AT UNIVERSITY OF GLAMORGAN, CO-FOUNDER OF WOMEN’S ARCHIVE OF WALES
Barry-born, and educated at the University of Wales Aberystwyth, Deirdre Beddoe is an eminent historian of women in modern Britain with a particular focus on Wales. She has spent her life researching suffrage, women’s lives during the First and Second World Wars, and women’s writing in twentieth-century Britain. Heavily involved in the Women’s Liberation Movement in the 1970s as a member of Cardiff Women’s Action Group, she organised the first conference on women’s history in Wales in 1983, and directed the 1985 film I’ll Be Here for All Time with Sheila Owen-Jones, about the tradition of Welsh women’s protest. In 2016 her BBC programme on Welsh Women of World War One was justly acclaimed.