Alice Bacon lecture series continues as her work is honoured with blue plaque
The Alice Bacon lecture series continues this evening with a public address from the Rt Hon Baroness Brenda Hale, the same day Baroness Alice Bacon is honoured with a Leeds Civic Trust Blue Plaque.
A Leeds Civic Trust blue plaque is being unveiled in the city centre today in honour of pioneering MP Baroness Alice Bacon - who became Yorkshire's first female MP in 1945.
The plaque is situated in the Corn Exchange, which is where the MP once held her constituency surgeries, and is being unveiled by Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves, Baroness Bacon’s biographer and the city’s second female MP.
The University's Alice Bacon lecture series, established last year by the School of Politics and International Studies in collaboration with Ms Reeves, continues on campus this evening with a public lecture from the Rt Hon Baroness Brenda Hale - the UK’s first woman law lord and the first female president of the Supreme Court - honouring Baroness Bacon's achievements and celebrating a century of women in the legal profession.
Find out more about the unveiling of the Leeds Civic Trust blue plaque from The Yorkshire Post.
Find out more about the Rt Hon Baroness Brenda Hale's public lecture from the University of Leeds website.
Image courtesy of The Yorkshire Post.