In the year that Gabrielle Turnquest , at eighteen years of age,  became the youngest person called to the bar, over a hundred years have passed since Christabel Pankhurst came top in her LLB examinations  taken at Manchester University and was unable to practice. In January 1922 Ivy Williams joined the Inner Temple at the age of  42, she had studied law at Oxford and London 20 years earlier but – because of restrictions on female students – had not received her degree from Oxford until 1920. In May 1922  she was the first woman to be called to the English Bar. Her appointment marked the end of a lengthy campaign for women to be recognised by the legal profession. This lecture by Christabel Pankhurst advocated that women were equally able to practice law as men. Currently 34% of barristers are women as are 24% of judges.