Celebrating a century of women in the legal profession

The country’s most senior female lawyer, the Rt Hon Baroness Brenda Hale, gives the 2019 Alice Bacon public lecture at the University of Leeds.

The lecture is held to honour the achievements of Yorkshire’s first woman MP, Alice Bacon.

In January 2018, the inaugural lecture was given by senior MP Harriet Harman in a packed Great Hall at the University of Leeds.

The 2019 lecture will be delivered by Baroness Brenda Hale, the UK’s first woman law lord and the first female president of the Supreme Court.

Lady Hale will talk on A Century of Women’s Rights – 2019 marks the centenary of women being able to join the legal profession and hold public office.

A drinks reception will follow the lecture, which takes place on Thursday 10th January, at 6pm in the Great Hall. Doors will open at 5.30pm.

Entry is free – please register for a ticket.