Apple Podcast: BBC Women’s Hour

Trailblazing British lawyer Rose Heilbron was the first female judge at London’s famous Old Bailey criminal court. Her daughter Hillary Heilbron QC remembers how hard she had to fight to be accepted. Dana Denis-Smith, founder of the First 100 Years Project about the history of women in law, discusses women’s participation in legal professions around the world.

Plus, being a Muslim in China, the Swedish warship restored after 300 years, the assassination that aimed to revenge the Amritsar massacre, and Pando, the biggest living organism in the world by mass.

Photo: English KC (King’s Counsel) Rose Heilbron (1914 – 2005) arrives at the House of Lords in London, for the traditional champagne breakfast hosted by the Lord Chancellor at the start of the Michaelmas Term for the law courts, 2nd October 1950.

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