St Helens Road
Ormskirk, England L39 4QP

Helena Normanton: An Undiscovered Heroine


You are invited to join us at a special guest lecture to explore the life and work of one of Edge Hill University's most distinguished alumni, Helena Normanton.

Helena Normanton, the country's first female barrister, was a passionate believer in social reform, a pioneer in the legal profession and a champion of women's rights to rival Emmeline Pankhurst. But the Edge Hill graduate's remarkable work is largely overlooked in women's history.

Dr Judith Bourne, Senior Lecturer in Law at London Metropolitan University, will explore the life and work of this inspirational but little-known woman who scandalised the legal profession in 1922, first by wanting to be part of it, and then by insisting on practising in her maiden name. As a champion for woman's rights, she was the first female to bring a prosecution in a murder trial and was a prolific campaigner for equality in marriage, being the first British woman to hold a passport in her maiden name.


  • 5pm - Arrival drinks

  • 6pm - Lecture

  • 7pm - Refreshments¬†

How to Book


To book your place at this free event, contact the Corporate Events team by emailing [email protected].

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Added by ehuwebteam on January 28, 2011

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