Author Event - Jane Robinson Talk & Signing

31 Jan 2020

Ladies Can't Climb Ladders

Venue: The Collection Auditorium
Ticket Prices: Standard: £7  Single including book:£24  Couple including book: £27
Date: Friday 31 January 2020
Time: 7pm (doors open at 6.30pm)

A bar will be provided for pre-event drinks.

We are joined by social historian Jane Robinson, with her new book 'Ladies Can't Climb Ladders'. The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act of 1919 was one of the most significant pieces of legislation in modern Britain. It should have marked a social revolution, opening the doors of the traditional professions to women who had worked so hard during the War, and welcoming them inside as equals. The book focuses on the lives of pioneering women forging careers in the fields of medicine, law, academia, architecture, engineering and the church. Their shared vision, sacrifice and spirited perseverance began a process we have yet to finish. Their experiences raise live questions about equal opportunity, the gender pay gap, the work/life balance – and whether it is possible for women to have it all.