The Bishop of London. Image credit: Max Colson


The Bishop of London: women in the Church

Hosted by LSE Library and LSE Faith Centre

PAN.G.01, Pankhurst House, Clement's Inn, United Kingdom


The Right Reverend & Right Honorable Sarah Mullally DBE

Bishop of London


Revd Canon Dr James Walters

LSE Chaplain and Senior Lecturer in Practice

Join us for an insightful lecture with the Bishop of London, reflecting on women's leadership, her experiences in the role and her journey so far.

On International Women’s Day 2019, LSE Library will launch its series of activities around Women at Work to commemorate 100 years since the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act. This Act removed the legal barriers of sex or marriage from official appointments and professional occupations, such as the legal profession. The Women’s Library Collection in LSE Library is a rich source of information and was formed out of the struggles encountered by women working in the professions after 1919, including archives of women in the church. The Women Work programme explores areas of work that have only relatively recently appointed women to senior positions. This lecture is a collaboration with the LSE Faith Centre and is part of its annual Faith & Leadership lecture series. LSE Faith Centre runs innovative programmes and events promoting religious literacy, transformational interfaith leadership and engagement with religion in global society.

The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Sarah Mullally DBE is the 133rd Bishop of London, and the first woman to hold this post. She sits on the Privy Council and in the House of Lords. Prior to this she held posts at Salisbury Cathedral and was Bishop of Crediton in the Diocese of Exeter. Before ordination, she was the Chief Nursing Officer for England and was the youngest person to be appointed to the post. You can find her on Twitter: @bishopSarahM 

Revd Dr James Walters is the founding director of the LSE Faith Centre and leads its work in promoting religious literacy and interfaith leadership among the LSE’s global student body, in government and to the wider public. He is a Senior Lecturer in Practice at the LSE Marshall Institute for Philanthropy, and an affiliated faculty member at the Department for International Development. He has published a number of books including Religious Imaginations and Global Transitions (Nov. 2018) and Loving Your Neighbour in an Age of Religious Conflict (Jan. 2019). He was educated at Cambridge University and ordained priest in the Church of England in 2008. You can find him on Twitter: @LSEChaplain 

The British Library of Political and Economic Science (@LSELibrary) was founded in 1896, a year after the London School of Economics and Political Science. It has been based in the Lionel Robbins Building since 1978 and houses many world class collections, including The Women's Library.

Follow the debate on Twitter: #LSEWomenWork 

*Image credit: Max Colson.

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