The City of London is ancient and has many unique traditions. For centuries women were excluded from meaningful roles in the City but times are changing, in no small part because of women who didn’t take “No” for an answer. This walk seeks to tell the stories of women who have played roles, often bravely and in the face of resistance, criticism and danger, in bringing about changes that have helped to break glass ceilings in a variety of important areas .
Join Pat Langford on a walk which celebrates the lives of women of courage in the very places where they would have walked in the City. Hear about the battles faced by the first woman to qualify to practice medicine and how the very institution that sought to deny her this role, now celebrates her achievements with pride. Other things we’ll discuss are the destruction of Londinium by Boudicca, how women helped to save St Paul’s Cathedral from destruction in the Blitz, the female crusaders for justice and many female ‘firsts’ This is real ‘Herstory’!
Meet at Blackfriars Underground Station.
If you like this walk, why not try our Slavery and the City walk
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