The Fourth Decade: 1949 – 1959

Published 18th April 2019
A Hostile Culture

Join host Lucinda Acland and guests for a discussion of the 1950s, characterised by a post-war growing economy and technological advances.

After the war, working women either returned to the home or were squeezed back into lower paid positions. Women’s status overall declined and the gender wage gap increased. The culture of the time is described as ‘mostly hostile’ towards women. How did things change and how were these changes resisted?

Special Guests:

Dr Helen Glew, Senior Lecturer in History at University of Westminster @HelenGlew 

Hilary Heilbron QC, barrister at Brick Court Chambers and international arbitrator

Nemone Lethbridge, barrister and writer

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