By Laura Schwartz
Neither a comfortable anecdotal within tale, nor an easy account of women's fight to go into the college, this heritage of St Hugh's collage, Oxford appears to be like either upstairs and downstairs, at dons and undergraduates but in addition at household employees. What did it suggest for the would-be university instructor, the flapper at the bike, the melancholy period grammar-school lady, and the coed innovative of the Nineteen Seventies to re-invent themselves as knowledgeable girls? Who remained excluded from this emancipated identification? What have been the tensions among previous and new generations of dons and undergraduates? And what of the 1st Principal's infamous trust in time-travel?
In this cutting edge examine, Schwartz explores the connection among own and collective identification in a single of the 1st greater academic institutions run through and for girls, in the course of a interval during which women's position either in society and college schooling replaced past reputation. in response to new and unique study, A Seroius Endeavour bargains a clean and occasionally disquieting viewpoint at the historical past of gender and schooling in twentieth-century Britain, commencing up new methods of puzzling over the improvement of women's better education.
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