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Professor Chris Willmore named on Council’s list of Inspiring Women

Press release issued: 9 October 2018

Chris Willmore, Professor of Sustainability and Law at the Law School, was featured in South Gloucestershire Council’s project ‘Inspiring Women: The Legacy of the First World War in South Gloucestershire’.

To mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act - which was passed in 1918, the final year of the First World War, and allowed some women to vote for the first time - the project celebrates the achievements made by inspiring South Gloucestershire’s women over the last 100 years to today.

The project sets out to showcase “the story of women’s achievements in South Gloucestershire [including] the role women have played in the development of industry and STEM, culture, sport, local politics, public service and social justice. 

“We aim to inspire women from all walks of life, promoting an understanding of the legacy and value of women’s contribution over the last 100 years and how this has influenced our lives today.”

Chris was listed under the category ‘Inspiring women in local politics’:

“Chris was a barrister before becoming an academic. Her work, focusing on education for sustainability and engaging young people in change, has won awards, including the International Green Gown 2017, and a fellowship of the EAUC, IEMA and RSA. A Liberal Town Councillor since 1983, her dedication and commitment have been the driving force behind numerous projects like Yate Outdoor Sports Centre, Armadillo Youth Café, Peg Hill Skate and BMX Parks, benefitting our local young people over many years.”

To find out more about ‘Inspiring Women: The Legacy of the First World War in South Gloucestershire’ visit the South Gloucestershire Council website project page.

Further information

Chris Wilmore is Professor of Sustainability and Law at the University of Bristol Law School. Prior to becoming an academic she qualified and practised as a barrister. Her work particularly focuses upon education for sustainability and the concept of a sustainable university. Her UK award winning work on student engagement in city transformation for sustainability won the International Green Gown for Student Engagement in 2017.

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