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History Society Lecture
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Venue: Temple Church

Celebrating Ivy Williams Centenary
100 years, ago on 10 May 1922, the first woman, Ivy Williams, was called to the Bar by The Inner Temple.

'Dr Ivy Williams, An Enduring Inspiration to Women Lawyers'

Speaker: Dr Frances Burton (Emeritus Research Fellow, University of Buckingham and retired Barrister)

100 years, ago on 10 May 1922, the first woman, Ivy Williams, was called to the Bar. Williams was a teacher and writer with a lifelong connection to Oxford University never practised at the Bar, yet she has led large numbers of women to follow her example, establishing a springboard from which the modern profession has developed to allow men and women to enter the Bar in equal numbers. Her story and the stories of the women inspired by her to practise at the Bar, along with the work that still needs to be done to achieve equal retention alongside family life will be told by Dr Frances Burton. Dr Burton has taught Law for many years at a number of universities in the UK and Europe whilst also practising at the Chancery Bar, and has also written extensively on Family Law and Property and the very early women lawyers.

In person and livestreamed from The Inner Temple
Doors open: 5.30pm
Lecture: 6pm - 7.15pm (GMT+1:00)
Reception: 7.15pm - 7.45pm

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Cancel by: 29/04/2022


Start Date: 10th May 2022 at 6:00 pm


End Date: 10th May 2022 at 7:30 pm


The Temple Church


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