Cambridge Women: Twelve Portraits

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This is a collection of portraits of twelve outstanding women who lived and worked in Cambridge during the century before women were admitted fully to membership of the University. The subjects include Jane Harrison, distinguished scholar of Greek religion, Mrs. Sidgwick, founder of Newnham College, Eileen Power, medieval historian, Nora Chadwick, scholar of Norse and Celtic, Honor Fell, cell biologist and founding force behind the Strangeways Laboratory, and Rosalind Franklin, whose work on DNA was essential to the Watson-Crick model.

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"One can but rejoice in the arrival of this fascinating volume. Not only does each portrait provide a vivid account of a brilliant personality, but, collectively, the achievement of all twelve reminds us of the towering contribution they made to the personal history of the University of Cambridge....the efforts of each of the twelve women who constitute this attractive gallery of portraits remind us yet again that the true scholar is animated and impelled by forces that sweep aside or cut through the restrictions of pettifogging and unjust regulation." The American Scholar
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521483445
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Edward Shils; Foreword Carmen Blacker; 1. Eleanor Sidgwick 1845–1936 Helen Fowler; 2. Jane Harrison 1850–1928 Hugh Lloyd-Jones; 3. Mary Paley Marshall 1850–1944 John Maynard Keynes; 4. Helen Cam 1885-1968 Janet Sondheimer; 5. Marjory Stephenson 1885–1948 Joan Mason; 6. Frances Cornford 1886–1960 Helen Fowler;7. Eileen Power 1889–1940 Maxine Berg; 8. Nora Chadwick 1891–1972 Hilda Ellis Davidson; 9. Enid Welsford 1892–1981 Elsie Duncan-Jones; 10. Audrey Richards 1899–1984 Adam Kuper; 11. Honor Fell 1900–1986 Joan Mason; 12. Rosalind Franklin 1920–1958 Jenifer Glynn.

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