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Podcast: First 100 Years

Podcast Trailer: 100 years of women in law 🎧


First 100 Years is a ground-breaking project recording the history of women in law since 1919. Listen to the full series right here on our site.

Podcast Trailer: 100 years of women in law 🎧



This year marks the centenary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 which paved the way for women to become lawyers in the UK. To mark the year, we have collaborated with The First 100 Years Project and Goldman Sachs to create a podcast series dedicated to the journeys of women in law.

The 10-part series will chart the history of women in legal professions and will discuss key themes including gender stereotypes, the work/life balance and diversity.

You can listen to our podcasts right here on our site and on Apple Podcasts or Spotify

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Episode One | The First Decade: 1919-1929 🎧

The first in the series, this podcast discusses the decade from 1919-1929. Join host Lucinda Acland and guests for a discussion of the fight that led up to the legal change in 1919. What impacted the law, and what was its impact? How did the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 come to be passed, who were its biggest champions and why? Did the law change the culture of the profession? What was its immediate impact?

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Episode Two | The Second Decade: 1929 – 1939 🎧

Join host Lucinda Acland and guests for a discussion of the first few pioneering female lawyers, and their experiences during the early years of women being allowed to practice law.

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About this podcast

This podcast was created in collaboration with First 100 Years Project and Goldman Sachs.

First 100 Years is a ground-breaking project recording the history of women in law since 1919. In 2019, the project will celebrate the centenary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 which paved the way for women to become lawyers for the first time.