Is it a myth that the First World War liberated women? The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act of 1919 was one of the most significant pieces of legislation in modern Britain. It should have marked a social revolution, opening the doors of the traditional professions to women who had worked hard during the War, and welcoming them inside as equals. But what career opportunities did it really open up?
This talk focuses on the lives of pioneering women of the early-20th century that forged careers in the fields of medicine, law, academia, architecture, engineering and the church, looking at how their experiences raise questions about equal opportunity, the gender pay gap, the work/life balance that are relevant today, and asks, ‘Is it possible for women to have it all?
This talk will be presented by author and historian, Jane Robinson, alongside a document display.
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Reserve tickets at this website2020-03-13 14:00 2020-03-13 14:00 Europe/London The early adventures of professional women This talk focuses on the lives of pioneering women of the early-20th century, looking at how their experiences raise questions about equal opportunity. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2020/03/13/the-early-adventures-of-professional-women-226893 The National Archives,Bessant Drive,,London
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