Text full multimedia monochrome

First time here?

Find out more about how The Lecture List works.

Coronavirus situation update

Our lecture organisers may or may not have had time to update their events with cancellation notices. Clearly social gatherings are to be avoided and that includes lectures. STAY AT HOME FOLKS, PLEASE.


Find out what you can do to keep The Lecture List online

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.


Judith Bourne | talks | www


Date and Time:

6 March 2008 at 7:00 pm





The Women's Library
London Metropolitan University
Old Castle Street
E1 7NT
020 7320 2222

More at The Women's Library...



£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

Register to tell a friend about this lecture.


If you would like to comment about this lecture, please register here.


Any ad revenue is entirely reinvested into the Lecture List's operating fund