Pioneering women

Barnes, Josephine (8 of 8). National Life Stories: Leaders of National Life

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    Interviewee's home, London, UK

  • Interviewees

    Barnes, Josephine, 1912-1999 (speaker, female)

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    Abrams, Rebecca (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 8: On request of Lord McGregor, joined Advertising Standards Authority, 1980. 1974: made Dame. 1989-90: first woman President of British Medical Association. Retired from NHS, 1977. Involved with Women Against Cancer Campaign. Talks about her travels, her children and their careers. Great grandfather, John Francis Taylor, one of founders of Midland Bank and Master of Merchant Adventurers. Mentions her interests, regrets and achievements. End of interview.

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    Obstetrician and gynaecologist. Safer midwifery and women's welfare had been the principal beneficiaries of her career.

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    Dame Josephine Barnes interviewed by Rebecca Abrams: full transcript of the interview

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