Emily Davies and Girton College

ISS EMILY DAVIES left among her papers a memorandum expressing her wishes as to a memoir of herself . ... not materials for it , but I think it reasonable that some information should be available as to the founders of Girton College .

Author: Lady Barbara Nightingale Stephen

Publisher: London Constable 1927.

ISBN: UOM:39015001805277

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Emily Davies

Collected Letters, 1861-1875 Emily Davies Ann B. Murphy, Deirdre Raftery, Herbert F. Tucker ... By , Davies had achieved her great am- bition of building the first residential college for women in England, Girton College.

Author: Emily Davies

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813922324

Category: Literary Collections

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Sarah Emily Davies (1830--1921) lived and crusaded during a time of profound change for education and women's rights in England. At the time of her birth, women's suffrage was scarcely open to discussion, and not one of England's universities (there were four) admitted women. By the time of her death, not only had the number of universities grown to twelve, all of which were open to women; women had also begun to get the vote. Davies's own activism in the women's movement and in the social and educational reform movements of the time culminated in her founding of Girton College, Cambridge University, the first residential college of higher education for women. Much of the social change that Davies witnessed -- and helped to effect -- was discussed, encouraged, and elicited through her personal correspondence. These letters, written to friends, allies, and potential supporters during the years of Davies's greatest political and social activity, reveal the evolution of her skill and sophistication as an activist. They also show the development of women's suffrage, education, and journalism movements from a group of loosely affiliated like-minded friends to an astute and organized political network of reformers. In these letters--most of which have never been published -- we see Davies struggle to understand and theorize about the role of women, cajole and encourage potential supporters, explore complexities of various reform movements, and demonstrate her formidable attention to detail in inventing and constructing an imaginable new institution. Her intensely engaged life placed Davies at the very heart of the events that transformed her era. Ann B. Murphy is Associate Professor of English at Assumption College. Deirdre Raftery, Lecturer in Education at University College Dublin, is the author of Emily Davies:Women and Learning in English Writing, 1600--1900. Victorian Literature and Culture Series

Emily Davies

Sarah Emily Davies (1830–1921) lived and crusaded during a time of profound change for education and women’s rights in England.

Author: Ann B. Murphy

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813923918

Category: Literary Criticism

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Sarah Emily Davies (1830–1921) lived and crusaded during a time of profound change for education and women’s rights in England. At the time of her birth, women’s suffrage was scarcely open to discussion, and not one of England’s universities (there were four) admitted women. By the time of her death, not only had the number of universities grown to twelve, all of which were open to women; women had also begun to get the vote. Davies’s own activism in the women’s movement and in the social and educational reform movements of the time culminated in her founding of Girton College, Cambridge University, the first residential college of higher education for women. Much of the social change that Davies witnessed—and helped to effect—was discussed, encouraged, and elicited through her personal correspondence. These letters, written to friends, allies, and potential supporters during the years of Davies’s greatest political and social activity, reveal the evolution of her skill and sophistication as an activist. They also show the development of women’s suffrage, education, and journalism movements from a group of loosely affiliated like-minded friends to an astute and organized political network of reformers. In these letters–most of which have never been published—we see Davies struggle to understand and theorize about the role of women, cajole and encourage potential supporters, explore complexities of various reform movements, and demonstrate her formidable attention to detail in inventing and constructing an imaginable new institution. Her intensely engaged life placed Davies at the very heart of the events that transformed her era.

Women and Learning in English Writing 1600 1900

Blackburn Collection , Girton Col- ALS 6 April , 1867 , Bodichon Papers , lege . B8 , Girton College . 121 Emily Davies to Barbara Bodichon , 92 Ibid . , p.1 . ALS 3 June , 1867 , Bodichon Papers , 93 Ibid . , p.2 . Girton College .

Author: Deirdre Raftery

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

ISBN: UOM:39015039922938

Category: History

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This book documents and analyzes an aspect of social change in England -- the opening of higher education to women. Because college education for women developed in the second half of the nineteenth century, the opening of higher education to women has been viewed as an 'unexpected revolution'. This book challenges such all assumption, by indicating that the education of women had been the subject of debate and serious discussion at least since the Renaissance, and it illustrates how print culture brought the debate into the public domain and contributed to the eventual opening of higher education to women. The publications examined in this study indicate that formal higher education for women had been anticipated by a significant number of seventeenth-, eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century writers whose works are here contextualised for the first time. While the focus of this study has been on printed sources, attention has also been paid to the personal papers of individuaLs who directly influenced the eventual opening of university education to women, and who illustrated that the success of the struggle for women's education was due to the ability of a few individuals to realise ambitions which had been held for generations.

Hope Deferred Routledge Revivals

4. quoted Barbara Stephen, Emily Davies and Girton College (1927) p. 85. 5. Autograph Collection, Women's Service Library. 6. op. cit. 7. quoted Emily Davies and Girton College, p. 85. 8. Autograph Collection, Women's Service Library.

Author: Josephine Kamm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135155803

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Hope Deferred, initially published in 1965 traces the history of girls’ education from Anglo-Saxon England to modern times, telling the story largely through the leading personalities whose opinions and prejudices shaped this history. It outlines the progress of popular education and the work of the pioneers who fought to bring girls’ education at every level into line with boys’; and it carries the story into the second half of the twentieth-century to discuss the problem of whether girls are really receiving the right kind of education.

A Historical Dictionary of British Women

In 1866 Emily Davies formed the London Schoolmistresses' Association, acting as its Secretary for twenty-two years. ... of a college for women at Hitchin, which opened with five students and moved to Cambridge, renamed Girton College, ...

Author: Cathy Hartley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135355340

Category: History

Page: 512

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This reference book, containing the biographies of more than 1,100 notable British women from Boudicca to Barbara Castle, is an absorbing record of female achievement spanning some 2,000 years of British life. Most of the lives included are those of women whose work took them in some way before the public and who therefore played a direct and important role in broadening the horizons of women. Also included are women who influenced events in a more indirect way: the wives of kings and politicians, mistresses, ladies in waiting and society hostesses. Originally published as The Europa Biographical Dictionary of British Women, this newly re-worked edition includes key figures who have died in the last 20 years, such as The Queen Mother, Baroness Ryder of Warsaw, Elizabeth Jennings and Christina Foyle.

The Northeastern Dictionary of Women s Biography

At the age of 89 she made her last public appearance at the Girton jubilee in 1919 . B. Stephen : Emily Davies and Girton College ( 1927 ) Davies , ( Sarah ) Emily ( 1830-1921 ) . English feminist and educational reformer .

Author: Jennifer S. Uglow

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 155553421X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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The most comprehensive reference book of its kind, with more than 60 new entries in this third edition.

Women the Family and Freedom 1750 1880

Emily Davies , “ Special Systems of Education for Women , ” in Thoughts on Some Questions Relating to Women , 1860-1908 ( Cambridge ... but it was at Cambridge that the first two colleges for women - Girton and Newnham - were founded .

Author: Susan G. Bell

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804711712

Category: Social Science

Page: 561

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This is the first book in a two-part collection of 264 primary source documents from the Enlightenment to 1950 chronicling the public debate that raged in Europe and America over the role of women in Western society. The present volume looks at the period from 1750 to 1880. The central issues—motherhood, women's legal position in the family, equality of the sexes, the effect on social stability of women's education and labor—extended to women the struggle by men for personal and political liberty. These issues were political, economic, and religious dynamite. They exploded in debates of philosophers, political theorists, scientists, novelists, and religious and political leaders. This collection emphasizes the debate by juxtaposing prevailing and dissenting points of view at given historical moments (e.g. Madame de Staël vs. Rousseau, Eleanor Marx vs. Pope Leo XIII, Strindberg vs. Ibsen, Simone de Beauvoir vs. Margaret Mead). Each section is preceded by a contextual headnote pinpointing the documents significance. Many of the documents have been translated into English for the first time.