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The First 100 Years is a ground-breaking history project, supported by the Law Society, Bar Council and CILEx, charting the journey of women in law since 1919. The project is powered by Spark21, a charity founded to celebrate, inform and inspire future generations of women in the profession. The First 100 Years project is the national campaign celebrating the centenary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 which paved the way for women to become lawyers for the first time.
As part of this year’s celebrations, First 100 Years has created a special exhibition that follows the timeline of women in law, marking the key milestones achieved by women decade by decade. This has been on tour throughout the year, from a variety of Universities, to local courts and libraries, to the Royal Courts of Justice and the Supreme Court. Join us to understand your place in history by learning about the pioneering women who paved the way for women to enter the legal profession today.
This exhibition complements Aurora Orchestra’s evening concert ‘Pioneers’ which features Charlotte Bray’s new work The Certainty of Tides commissioned by the First 100 Years.
The exhibition artwork is also available to download for free for schools, libraries and charitable organisations.
The exhibition is complemented by The First 100 Years Podcast, available on iTunes and Spotify, which explores a decade of the centenary in detail every month.