Decades of LSA Women Alumni - International Womens Day

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Budden Lecture Theatre

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Decades of LSA Women Alumni

Celebrating Decades of Women from the Liverpool School of Architecture

Thursday 7 March, Budden Lecture Theatre, 5pm – 8pm

To celebrate the achievements of female graduates of Liverpool School of Architecture (LSA), in conjunction with International Women’s Day, you are invited to join us for a special event to hear from alumni across the decades who will talk about their work and time here.

Women have excelled at the Liverpool School of Architecture since the beginning. From its early days the school accepted female students. As early as 1925, student Frances Thelma Silcock was awarded the highest national prize; the RIBA Silver Medal. Head of School at the time Professor Charles Reilly advocated architecture as a career for women. This was also a concern for the student body, illustrated by Hazel Darracot’s article making the case for women architects in 1937. Through the 20th century the numbers of women students grew to reach the 50:50 in take today.

Several generations of women have now graduated from the school but their achievements have remained largely invisible. Their experiences of architectural education and the profession are enormously varied.

To celebrate International Women’s Day, join us for an evening, bringing together in conversation for the first time (we hope ) women who graduated from the school over several decades from the 1940s to the 2010s.

Panelists include :

Chaired by Suzy Jones Director RIBA North


Jennifer Wilson daughter of Joan Kirby (1936)

Joy Hockey (BArch Hons 1949)

Gladys Masey Martinez (BArch1988)

Louise Sheridan (BA 1992-1994, BArch 1996-1998) Director, Ellis Williams Architects

Charlotte Wilson (BArch 1995), Director, Broadway Malyan Ltd

Sarah Harrison (BArch 2002), Director, Harrison Stringfellow Architects Ltd

Mona Devereau (MBA 2008), Head of CPD Programmes, RIBA

Jade Meeks (BA Hons 2015 and MArch 2015) Architect, Ellis Williams Architects

Organiser contacts are :

Sandy Britton RIBA

Sandy.britton@liverpool.ac.uk

Emma Curtin ARB

Emma.Curtin@liverpool.ac.uk

Anna Gidman ARB

Anna.Gidman@liverpool.ac.uk

Caroline Mitchell

Alumni Engagement Manager

07843 226 784

Caroline.Mitchell@liverpool.ac.uk

Schedule :

5.00pm The event to be opened by our chair who will introduce panel members.

Each panel member will speak briefly about their time at Liverpool school of Architecture.

5.30pm Panel to share their insights into their career, their time at the University, and their advice to current/future students. This will be guided by the chair.

6.00pm Questions invited from audience.

6.30pm Professor Soumyen Bandyopadhyay to close the event.

6.45pm Networking with drinks.

7.30pm Event to close.




Top Photo: UoL archive - 1931 photo of first year architecture students. Can you spot Joan Kirkby and Helen Bateman?


Photo of the drawing is from UoL archive - Preliminary and final drawings for the Rome Scholarship 1920s. Drawing by Thelma Silcock.

Photo: UoL archive - Preliminary and final drawings for the Rome Scholarship 1920s. Drawing by Thelma Silcock.

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Budden Lecture Theatre

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Liverpool

L69 7ZN

United Kingdom

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