Versailles 1919: return of the dangerous women (film screening)
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

This documentary tells the story of the women who met to protest the terms of the Versailles Peace Treaty in 1919. Drawing from the international campaign to get the vote, they wanted to prevent all future wars. They became the Women’s International League of Peace and Freedom (WILPF) which is still working today.

Versailles 1919: Return of the Dangerous Women is a short documentary (20 minutes) directed by Charlotte Bill and made by Clapham Film Unit, a collective of filmmakers working with communities to tell stories not told elsewhere and funded by the European Commission. It was researched by and features volunteers from the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). The film will be introduced by the director followed by a question and answer with the director and volunteers.

The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act: women’s legal landmarks
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act: women's legal landmarks @ Wolfson Lecture Theatre, New Academic Building

Mari Takayanagi (Houses of Parliament) speaks on the ‘Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act’, which enabled women to join professional organisations.

In the centenary year of women’s formal admission to the legal profession, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies has hosted a series of talks –Women Legal Landmarks – In Conversation – exploring legal landmarks for women. Such landmarks – significant achievements marking an important stage or turning point in women’s engagement with law and law reform – cover a range of topics, including the right to vote, sex discrimination, equal pay, forced marriage, prostitution, rape, twitter abuse and the ordination of women bishops as well as the life stories of a number of women who were the first to undertake key legal roles and positions.