The Foundation is delighted to announce that one of its Governors, the Reverend Laura Jørgensen is to receive the Freedom of the City of London.
Laura is one of more than 100 women who will receive the honour to commemorate the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which, for the first time, allowed some women to vote. Ceremonies will take place later this year.
Catherine McGuinness, Policy Chair at the City of London Corporation, said:
“Many congratulations to everyone who accepted the City’s invitation to receive the Freedom of the City of London, among them, a restaurateur, actor, florist, ecologist, beauty salon owner, town planner, and the Bishop of London.”
“I hope that our new Freemen enjoy attending their ceremonies at Guildhall and will take pride in their Freedom, which is one of our most historic and celebrated traditions.”