Edith Morley Lecture: In conversation with… Karen Blackett OBE, Chairwoman of MediaCom UK
In 2014, Karen Blackett became the first woman to top the PowerList 100 of most influential black Britons, and was awarded an OBE for services to the media communications industry. She continues to be an influential figure today.
This special event is in memory of Edith Morley, believed to be the first woman to be awarded the title professor in a British university. Appointed as Professor of English Language at Reading in 1908, Professor Morley was dedicated to her subject, her students and her cause. She believed that women should have an equal place in academia and society, and was an inspiring and motivating force for the young people around her.
Over 100 years on, we are pleased to celebrate this extraordinary part of our heritage with this event to inspire young women today to achieve great things. We are also delighted that this event is part of the University’s 90th Anniversary celebrations.
This year’s lecture celebrates the launch of the first publication of Edith’s memoir, which will be on sale at the event.
Admission is free, places are limited.
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