Women at Cambridge

Women at Cambridge

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Rita Mcwilliams Tullberg
Cambridge University Press
Edition: New Ed, 9/24/1998
EAN 9780521644648, ISBN10: 052164464X

Paperback, 260 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 1.4 cm
Language: English

This scrupulously researched and entertaining study of women's education at Cambridge is a book for the general reader as well as the specialist. It reveals a sorry tale of academic intrigue and prejudice. Picking her way through the complicated paths of university politics, the author enlivens her story with accounts of the many characters who were caught up in the battle. First published by Gollancz in 1975, this book is now reissued in paperback, with an extended new Introduction by Gillian Sutherland, to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the first formal admission of women to degrees at Cambridge.

Introduction to the revised edition of Women at Cambridge Gillian Sutherland
Preface to the revised edition
Notes on research material
1. Introduction
2. Local examinations
3. The Schools Enquiry Commission and plans for a college for women
4. The foundation of the Cambridge colleges for women
5. 1881 admission to examinations
6. 1887 the damp squib
7. Interlude
8. A new campaign
9. A temporary wave of reaction?
10. A men's university
round four
11. Epilogue
the raising of a Proctor's hat

'... an admirably well written account of a long, involved and deplorable story ... the author remains remarkably cool and objective throughout the book.' T. B. Howarth, The Times Educational Supplement