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Jane joins us to discuss her book ‘Ladies Can’t Climb Ladders’ in this video talk, filmed exclusively for Buckinghamshire Virtual History Festival. In an evocative talk, enhanced by imagery, we hear the stories of the pioneering women of the 20th Century who made it in the fields of law, architecture, engineering, and medicine – often at a personal cost.
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