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Helena Normanton: first woman barrister

Out of the Archives talk by Judith Bourne


Legal pioneer Helena Normanton (1882-1957) was the first woman barrister to practise in England (1922), first woman to lead the prosecution in a murder trial, and (alongside Rose Heilbron) first woman appointed King’s Counsel. A tireless campaigner on marriage law reform, she became the first British woman to be issued with a passport in her maiden name. She was also a prolific journalist, who wrote regularly for Good Housekeeping on subjects ranging from thrift and snobbery to dogs and old ladies.

Judith Bourne is a senior lecturer in law at London Metropolitan University, a barrister and author of Women & Law.


Speaker(s):

Judith Bourne | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

6 March 2008 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

TBC

 

Venue:

The Women's Library
London Metropolitan University
Old Castle Street
London
E1 7NT
020 7320 2222
http://www.thewomenslibrary.ac.uk

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Tickets:

£6/£4 concessions

Available from:

The Women's Library
London Metropolitan University
25 Old Castle Street
London E1 7NT
Or by telephone: 020 7320 2222

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