On February 6th 1918, with the coming into force of the Representation of the People Act, women were by law first given the vote in this country.
Even though this foundational right only applied to a restricted category of women initially, the dam had been breached and the universal franchise would soon follow. 100 years on, to the very day, LSE Law will be marking this constitutional watershed with speeches from Brenda Hale, Shami Chakrabarti, and Nicola Lacey.
There will also be an opportunity to view key historic documents from the women’s library held by the LSE, followed by a drinks reception.
This public lecture is the first in a series of LSE Law events taking place over 2018 and 2019 to mark the Centenary of the founding of the LSE Law department.