Baroness Hale gives the 2018 Christabel Pankhurst Lecture
|Starts:||17:30 8 Feb 2018|
|Ends:||19:30 8 Feb 2018|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Law|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
|Speaker:||Baroness Hale of Richmond|
The 2018 Pankhurst Lecture will be delivered by
The Right Honourable The Baroness Hale of Richmond DBE PC FBA
and is entitled:
2018 – A Year of Anniversaries
2018 is the anniversary of many significant dates for women in
public life – they got the right to stand for Parliament in 1918, some also got the right to vote in 1918,
the rest got the right to vote in 1928, and they got the right to sit in the House of Lords
in 1958. But it took until 2004 for a woman to sit in the highest
court in the land and we are still a long way from real gender
equality. So why is that? Is patience the answer or do we need to be more active?
Christabel Pankhurst was a suffragette and leading figure in the Women's Social and Political Union.
She obtained a First Class degree in Law from The University of Manchester, but, as a woman, was unable to practise as a barrister.
The School of Law founded the Pankhurst Lecture to commemorate Christabel Pankhurst’s achievements,
to celebrate the achievements that have been made in women’s rights and to highlight the work still to be done.
The lecture will be followed by a reception in the foyer of University Place, to which all attendees are invited.
Please register via the Eventbrite link on the right
Baroness Hale of Richmond
Organisation: Supreme Court
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