Celebrating Decades of Women from the Liverpool School of Architecture

Start time: 17:00 / End time: 21:00 / Date: 07 Mar 2019 / Venue: Budden Lecture Theatre, School of Architecture, Leverhulme Building, Abercromby Square, Liverpool, L69 7ZN

Open to: Students in host dept/school/institute/centre / Staff in host dept/school/institute/centre / Students from same Faculty as host dept/school/institute/centre / Staff from same Faculty as host dept/school/institute/centre / Students within this Faculty / Staff within this Faculty / Any UOL students / Any UOL staff / Students from other HEIs / Staff from other HEIs/research institutions / Any potential undergraduate students / Any potential postgraduate students / University of Liverpool Alumni / Business/industry / General Public

Type: Lecture

Cost: Free

Contact: For more information contact Caroline at caroline.mitchell@liverpool.ac.uk

Website: https://decadesoflsawomenalumni.eventbrite.co.uk


About the event

To celebrate the achievements of female graduates of Liverpool School of Architecture (LSA), in conjunction with International Women’s Day, you are invited to join us for a special event to hear from alumni across the decades who will talk about their work and time here.

Join us on the day before International Women’s Day for an evening which will bring together in conversation for the first time (we hope) women who graduated from the school over several decades, starting from the 1940s.

During the evening you will have the opportunity to hear from and network with the following Liverpool alumni speakers:

• Joy Hockey (1949)

• Louise Sheriden (BA 1992-1994, BArch 1996-1998) Director EWA

• Charlotte Wilson (1995), Director, Broadway Malyan Ltd

• Sarah Harrison (2002), Director, Harrison Stringfellow Architects Ltd

• Mona Devereau (MBA 2008), Head of CPD Programmes, RIBA

The event is free and bookings can be made on the link below. This is a joint event between the Liverpool School of Architecture and the Development and Alumni Relations team. We hope you can join us!

History of Women Architects at LSA

Women have excelled at the Liverpool School of Architecture since the beginning and from its early days the school accepted female students. As early as 1925, student Frances Thelma Silcock was awarded the highest national prize; the RIBA Silver Medal. Head of School at the time Professor Charles Reilly advocated architecture as a career for women. This was also a concern for the student body, illustrated by Hazel Darracot’s article in 1937 making the case for women architects. Through the 20th century the numbers of women students grew to reach the 50:50 in take today.

Several generations of women have now graduated from the school but their achievements have remained largely invisible. Their experiences of architectural education and the profession are enormously varied.

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