Winchester's MP Steve Brine attended a pop-up exhibition organised by University of Winchester event management students.

Celebrating the remarkable "Women of Winchester", the event coincided with International Women’s Day. The first-year students individually researched and showcased the achievements of six influential women in history.

Notable figures included Laura Ridding, founder of the National Union of Women Workers, Josephine Butler, a campaigner for women’s suffrage, Ellen Joyce, founder of British Women’s Emigration Association, Charlotte Moberley, first principal of St Hugh's College Oxford, renowned novelist Charlotte Yonge and Mary Sumner, the Mothers Union's founder.

Hampshire Chronicle: Winchester MP Steve Brine with Event Management students from the University at their pop-up

Taking place in the West Down Centre, Mr Brine supported the initiative, visiting each stand and engaging with students about their work.

Mr Brine said: "It was a delight to mark International Women’s Day by dropping into the University of Winchester to meet students.

“They were presenting the famous ‘Women of Winchester’, who were key historical figures that lived locally and that have made important contributions to local and national history."

Marie Haverley, programme leader and senior lecturer in event management, said: "I am very proud of our students and the positive comments made by attendees."