Supreme Court Evening

20th June 2016

On 16th June we welcomed a large cohort of guests to the Supreme Court, for a fantastic evening in a historical and beautiful setting. We were delighted to see many of our project champions there, and to have the opportunity to spread the message of what First 100 Years is doing and achieving.

Several guided tours during the evening gave guests the chance to learn about the running of the Supreme Court, and the beautiful library, not to mention the iconic carpets designed by Sir Peter Blake. The Red Chair was also present in all its glory, and we managed to capture some fantastic mini-interviews in it with our guests about their experience as women working in law. As always it is a pleasure to be able to record and promulgate these stories that would otherwise go unheard.

We were also able to showcase our most recent video interview, a tribute to Frances Murphy, the highly successful corporate lawyer who recently died. Dana Denis-Smith, project founder, gave a speech to all the guests addressing the importance and aims of First 100 Years. We are very honoured to be able to share her story, along with the others we have now completed.

Looking forward, we have scheduled some very exciting interviewees for the coming month, which will soon be available on our website. We were also able to showcase our iconic ‘On the Roll’ artefact to our guests, which will soon be featured in museums up and down the United Kingdom to share with the nation.

Thank you all who came and contributed to the project, it was a pleasure to meet some of the people that support us and share what we have accomplished thus far.

Please follow the link below for further information about the Supreme court evening event.

BBC Radio 4 First 100 Years