History will repeat itself on Sunday at the Egham based Royal Holloway, University of London.

The college will open the doors on its festival of history for a second time, through a series of reenactments, family activities and talks.

The festival is free and will mark the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act when women got the vote for the first time.

Featuring as part of the Festival of History and the university’s Vote 100 celebrations, will be Dr Fern Riddell giving the annual Magna Carta Lecture speaking about her new book Death in 10 Minutes telling the life story of suffragette arsonist Kitty Marion.

This is the third lecture in Royal Holloway’s new 10 year series, made possible by two donors: The Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Commemoration Committee and the charity Runnymede Magna Carta Legacy.

Dr Matthew Smith from Royal Holloway said: “We’re delighted to be hosting the Festival of History for the second year here at Royal Holloway.

“It’s a great way for the local community to come and see the work we do and learn more about history in an entertaining and engaging way.

“The centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, which extended the vote to all men over the age of 21 and some women for the first time, makes this year’s Festival particularly timely and we hope visitors will enjoy discovering how such milestones were achieved.”

The Festival of History will be open from 10.30am to 4.30pm. For more information, please visit www.royalholloway.ac.uk.