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Private Client Virtual Event – 100 First Women

Tuesday 1st December 2020 at 12 noon

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our Private Client Virtual Event:

“100 First Women Portraits”

with photographer Anita Corbin

Click here to join the Event

Passcode: 038268

If you are not familiar with Zoom, it may be a good idea to join the Seminar a few minutes before the event, so you can see how it operates.

If you are having problems with the audio on your device and would prefer to call in by phone, you can do so on any of the numbers below (but you will still need to see the screen for the talks and presentations):

United Kingdom: +44 203 481 5240 or +44 203 901 7895 or +44 131 460 1196 or +44 203 051 2874 or +44 203 481 5237
Webinar ID: 889 0876 7962
Passcode: 038268
International numbers available:


  • Welcome from Camilla Hampshire, Museums Manager of the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Sarah Soar, CEO of Hawksmoor Investment Management.
  • Anita Corbin will introduce a short film about her exhibition of 100 portraits of role models who are the First Women in their respective fields.
  • Elspeth Beard will talk about her 35,000 mile solo adventure to become the First Woman to motorcycle around the world.
  • There will also be a Q&A with all speakers.

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Some notes on the speakers:

Anita Corbin first sprang to prominence in the early Eighties with her series of informal portraits of young women in subcultures, Visible Girls. She went on to become a highly regarded reportage and portrait photographer with The Sunday Times, The Observer, and Elle magazine, and has been collected by museums such as the National Portrait Gallery. A graduate of the Royal College of Art, Corbin’s focus has always been on the image of women.

Her 100 First Women exhibition ranges across sport, media, the military, faith, science, business and the arts. From 18 to 102 years of age, from beatboxing to bomb detection, computing to cricket, Corbin has created an impressive record of female potential and achievement, championing role models who deserve to be recognised as the First Woman in her respective field.

Elspeth Beard is a motorcyclist and award-winning architect. In 1982, at the age of just twenty-three, she set off on a 35,000 mile solo adventure and became the first British woman to motorcycle around the world. She will be talking about her a two and a half year journey reflecting on the challenges faced as a solo woman on the road and how the journey shaped the rest of her life.

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