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Establishing the Known and Unknown

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Wednesday 9th September 2015

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The First Women Lawyers in Great Britain and the Empire Symposia

When: 9th September 2015 Location: St Mary's University, Twickenham

Timetable

10-10.30am: Registration and refreshments (sponsored by the SLS) 10.30-10.35am: Introduction 10.35-11.05am: Plenary 1 Professor Mary Jane Mossman, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto 11.05-12.30pm: Session 1: Empire and Beyond 11.05-11.25am: Paper 1 (skype) Juliette Brodsky, journalist and Professor Kim Rubenstein, ANU College of Law. “Trailblazing” – What do we gain from bringing back to life those women who were the first but no longer alive? 11.25-11.45am: Paper 2 Dr Anwesha Arya, SOAS, “India” – Perspectives on women and the Indian Empire circa 1919. 11.45-12.05pm: Paper 3 (Skype) Associate Professor Merike Ristikivi, University of Tartu, “Establishing New Traditions for the Legal Profession: First Women Lawyers in Estonia” 12.05-12.30pm: Questions and discussion (plus time for any problems with technology) 12.30-1pm: Lunch (sponsored by the SLS) 1.05-1.45pm: Plenary 2 Professor Pat Thane, ICBH, KCL 1.45-3pm: Session 2, “1919” 1.45-2.05pm: Dr Mari Takayanagi, Senior Archivist, Parliamentary Archives, “The Parliamentary Passage of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919” 2.05-2.25pm: Dr Judith Bourne, St. Mary’s University, Twickenham “Calling Time at the Bar” 1919 and misogyny 2.25-2.45pm: Dr Caroline Derry, London Metropolitan University, “Ethel Bright Ashford 2.45-3pm: Questions and discussion 3pm: Afternoon tea (sponsored by the SLS) 3.30-4.45pm: Session 3 3.30-3.50pm: Frances Burton, Buckinghamshire New University, “1919 and Aspirations” 3.50-4.10pm: Elizabeth Cruickshank, Researcher and solicitor, “Motivations of Early Women Solicitors” 4.10-4.30pm: Charlotte Coleman, RHUL, “What or who inspired Dr Ivy Williams, Rosie Heilbron and Helena Normanton to enter the legal profession and have they inspired a generation of Women in the Law?” 4.30-4.45pm: Questions and discussion 4.45-5.25pm: Plenary 3, Professor Rosemary Auchmuty, Reading 5.30pm: Drinks Reception sponsored by Hart Publishers
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Date:
Wednesday 9th September 2015

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For more information about this event please email conferences@stmarys.ac.uk or call 020 8240 8219.

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