Reads and Rights

Welcome to Bath Spa University Library’s timeline for the ‘Reads and Rights’ campaign. Reads and Rights is a year-long project to celebrate equality and diversity in the library collections and beyond. In this timeline you will find books, people and films that have had an impact on society’s attitudes and beliefs towards equality and diversity. The entries have all been curated from suggestions by our students and staff and are colour-coded according to theme. Something missing? You can suggest a book, person or film [here.](;xNLx;;xNLx;For the best view of the timeline click on 3d in the bottom left hand corner.;xNLx;;xNLx;[Takedown policy](

1455-11-16 15:55:28

Gutenberg Bible


1689-01-01 15:55:28

A Letter Concerning Toleration

Locke, John

1689-05-24 00:00:00

The Toleration Act

1748-02-15 00:00:00

Jeremy Bentham

1749-01-17 15:32:00

Ancient and Modern Pederasty Investigated and Exemplify'd

Cannon, Thomas

1757-11-17 15:55:28

Mary Robinson

1759-11-08 15:55:28

William Wilberforce

1783-01-16 00:00:00


Mendelssohn, Moses

1789-07-19 00:00:00

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa, The African

Equiano, Olaudah

1791-01-21 00:00:00

Anne Lister

1791-12-01 02:46:10

The Rights of Man

Paine, Thomas

1792-07-01 00:00:00

A Vindication of the Rights of Women

Wollstonecraft, Mary

1797-02-16 15:55:28

Sojourner Truth

1805-01-17 00:00:00

Mary Seacole

1807-03-25 15:55:28

Slave Trade Act

1829-04-13 15:32:00

Roman Catholic Relief Act

1831-01-20 00:00:00

The History of Mary Prince

Prince, Mary

1833-08-28 15:32:00

Slavery Abolition Act

1848-02-12 00:00:00

The Communist Manifesto

Marx, Karl and Engels, Friedrich

1852-11-18 15:55:28

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Stowe, Harriet Beecher

1853-01-08 15:32:00

Twelve Years a Slave

Northup, Solomon

1856-01-18 00:00:00

Andrew Watson

1856-01-18 15:32:00

Madam Bovary

Flaubert, Gustave

1858-01-25 15:32:00

Jews Relief Act

1859-01-15 00:00:00

On Liberty

Mill, John Stuart

1867-11-16 15:55:28

George Cecil Ives

1868-11-20 15:55:28

Little Women

Alcott, Louisa May

1872-07-18 00:00:00

Edith Margaret Garrud

1873-11-14 15:55:28

Male Love: A problem in Greek Ethics

Symonds, John Addington

1880-06-27 00:00:00

Helen Keller

1882-01-30 00:00:00

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Enter story info here

1882-05-05 00:00:00

Sylvia Pankhurst

1884-03-13 00:00:00

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

Abbott, A. Edwin

1884-06-12 00:00:00

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Twain, Mark

1884-10-11 15:55:28

Eleanor Roosevelt

1890-01-10 00:00:00

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Wilde, Oscar

1892-07-15 00:00:00

The Yellow Wallpaper

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins

1897-01-17 00:00:00

Sexual Inversion

Ellis, Havelock (co-author John Addington Symonds)

1899-01-20 00:00:00

The Awakening

Chopin, Kate

1901-11-08 15:55:28

Poverty: A Study of Town Life

Rowntree, Seebohm

1903-07-19 00:00:00

The Story of My Life

Keller, Helen

1912-01-19 00:00:00

Alan Turing

1913-02-04 15:32:00

Rosa Parks

1915-06-18 00:00:00


Gilman, Charlotte Perkins

1918-02-06 15:32:00

Representation of the People Act

1918-06-18 00:00:00

Nelson Mandela

Enter story info here

1918-11-14 15:55:28

Married Love

Stopes, Marrie

1918-11-21 00:00:00

Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act

1926-10-02 00:00:00

Jan Morris

1928-04-04 15:55:28

Maya Angelou

Reads and Rights

Copy this timeline Login to copy this timeline 3d

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you. Please send questions or feedback to the below email addresses.

Before contacting us, you may wish to visit our FAQs page which has lots of useful info on Tiki-Toki.

We can be contacted by email at:

You can also follow us on twitter at

If you are having any problems with Tiki-Toki, please contact us as at:


Edit this timeline

Enter your name and the secret word given to you by the timeline's owner.

3-40 true Name must be at least three characters
3-40 true You need a secret word to edit this timeline

Checking details

Please check details and try again