Dr Ivy Williams: An Enduring Inspiration to Women Lawyers

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Date / time: 10 May, 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

The Inner Temple (and Livestreamed)

Dr Ivy Williams: An Enduring Inspiration to Women Lawyers


100 years, ago on 10 May 1922, the first woman, Ivy Williams, was called to the Bar by The Inner Temple. Join us in marking this momentous centenary at a lecture delving into Dr Williams’ legacy and her enduring inspiration to women lawyers.

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.

Tickets: In-person: £11.30; Live stream: Free but booking essential

Book: www.innertemple.org.uk/ivywilliams (Non-Members: Please scroll beneath the Members Login box and click Add Ticket) Enquiries: members@innertemple.org.uk