Tuesday 12 Sept. - Sunday 17 Sept. 2023 (10am-4pm)
The Royal Faculty will be hosting an exhibition, in partnership with the Women in Law Project to coincide with the Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival 2023.
From 12-17 September 2023 the Faculty Hall will be hosting a physical and interactive exhibition about women in law, drawing inspiration from the Women in Law Project's mission which is to research the past, document the present and advocate for the future of women in law in Scotland and the world.
This exhibition, designed to be of interest to everyone from age 5 to 95, will inform, inspire and may even infuriate! From timelines charting women’s milestones in the profession over the past 100 years, to sharing the incredible stories of some of the ‘firsts’; Photos and historical records combine with art and craft works to document and celebrate the history of women in law, acknowledge the gaps in that recorded history and explore the challenges women in law face today – problems around career progression, representation in certain parts of the legal profession and the continuing marginalisation of women of colour. Learn about the quiet girl from Pollokshields, Madge Easton Anderson, who became the first woman to qualify as a lawyer in the UK in 1920, and Muriel Isabelle Jeffrey who was the first woman solicitor admitted into the Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow in 1924. Do join us in the beautiful surroundings of the RFPG. Please bring your own stories, questions and aspirations – we’d love to hear them!
The Women in Law Project is an ongoing research and outreach project based at the University of Glasgow and Glasgow Caledonian.
Muriel Isabelle Jeffrey - first woman to be admitted to membership of the Faculty of Procurators (4 Dec.1924)