First 100 Years on BBC Radio 4

8th June 2016

On Tuesday 7th June BBC Radio 4’s Joshua Rozenberg spoke to the project founder, Dana Denis-Smith, together with Baroness Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, the first woman judge on the Court of Appeal, who is featured in one of the 100 original films commissioned by the project. The Radio 4 programme ‘Law In Action’ leads a rigorous analysis of matters related to the legal profession. Please follow the link below to listen to the programme:

BBC Radio 4 Programme

First 100 Years is a five-year project culminating in a celebration in 2019 of the centenary anniversary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919, which first opened the legal profession to women. It is the first project dedicated to the history of women in law that also aims to improve equality and inclusion for the current generation of female lawyers.

By creating a digital archive collecting the inspirational stories of women who blazed a trail in the legal profession over the past century, the project is providing role models and creating an important record of the previously untold experiences of pioneering women.

This radio feature is an excellent opportunity for the project to broadcast a sample of the stories it has collected, and to show people what a wealth of colourful and fascinating tales there are to be told about women in law.

On 16th June, the project is holding an evening event at the Supreme Court, where guided tours will be given to guests by the President of the Supreme Court Lord Neuberger, and Deputy President Baroness Hale. Please follow the link below for more information and tickets:

Supreme Court Event