Exhibition: The Sacred Year 1919: women and the professions

1st May 2019 - 8th September 2019

LSE exhibtion Polling Stations

Investigating the barriers women faced in the world of male-dominated professions.

The Sacred Year 1919 marks the centenary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act. This act enabled women to enter most professions and professional bodies for the first time. However, not all professions were opened by the Act; equality would take years of campaigning to achieve.

This exhibition celebrates pioneering women who first entered male-dominated professions such as law, accountancy, the Church, the sciences and the arts. There were many obstacles and this exhibition shows how these women broke down barriers so that other women could follow. On display are archives, objects, posters and banners which chart this journey in those early years. WES and Caroline Haslett are featured in the displays.  

Library Gallery, LSE Library, Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2HD