The Equality Lecture has been created as a means of discussing the role of the law in addressing various inequalities. The timely inauguration of this event falls between the recent 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage (2018), and upcoming anniversaries for women entering the legal profession as practising barristers and solicitors (2019) and being awarded degrees at the University of Oxford (2020). 

 

Equality & Human Rights

Lady Hale, President of the Supreme Court

Baroness Hale has been recognised as a pioneer for women in the legal profession. She was the first woman appointed to the Law Commission (1984), became the first woman Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in 2004, was the first female Justice of The Supreme Court (2009), and became the first woman appointed as its President (2017) succeeding Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury. 

This event is open to Oxford University members only.