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Baroness Hale gives the 2018 Christabel Pankhurst Lecture Official Page

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The 2018 Pankhurst Lecture will be delivered by The Right Honourable The Baroness Hale of Richmond DBE PC FBA, 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.

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