Lady Hale, the first female President of the UK Supreme Court, yesterday (24 September) delivered the announcement that the decision to suspend Parliament was unlawful.
The Yorkshire-born Baroness Hale of Richmond, Brenda Hale, was appointed in the role in the high courts in 2017, and in June this year – 100 years since women could become professional lawyers – received an honorary Doctor of Laws from Edge Hill University.
A daughter to teachers, the former junior lecturer and barrister, said:
“I am proud to be graduating along with all of you from such a new university but one with a long history which has such as a proud history of teaching excellence, of looking after its students, in its student accommodation and safety and this glorious campus on which you’ve been able to have the fun I was talking about after doing all the hard work . And even I can reconcile myself to having robes which echo the suffragette colours of purple, green and white, very appropriate indeed.”
Like the path Lady Hale’s career has paved, Edge Hill has a proud history of motivating and championing women, being the first non-denominational college teacher training college for women in 1885.
In 2019, having had University status for more than 10 years, there are almost 10,000 full-time students, 3,000 part-time students and almost 5,000 full and part-time postgraduate students.