No Distinction of Sex?: Women in British Universities, 1870-1939

No Distinction of Sex?: Women in British Universities, 1870-1939

by Carol Dyhouse
     
 

In 1939 women represented nearly one quarter of the student population in British universities. Though tantamount to a "social revolution" in the eyes of many contemporaries, the process has recieved scant attention from historians. Whilst prejudice and hostility towards women lingered on in Oxford and Cambridge, it has often been assumed that the female presence

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In 1939 women represented nearly one quarter of the student population in British universities. Though tantamount to a "social revolution" in the eyes of many contemporaries, the process has recieved scant attention from historians. Whilst prejudice and hostility towards women lingered on in Oxford and Cambridge, it has often been assumed that the female presence was welcomed elsewhere. The younger, civic universities commonly advertised themselves as making "no distinction of sex" in admissions, appointments, or in educational policy.; This work of social history, based on extensive archival research, examines the truth of these claims and explores the experiences of women teachers and students in this period.

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A volume concerned with the experiences of women, as both students and teachers, in British universities before 1939. The five chapters look at patterns of provision for female students; patterns of supervision among "lady" superintendents and tutors to women students; residence halls and hostels for women students; women academics; and student life. Appendices offer data concerning changes in the number of male and female full- time students; students and residence, 1937-8; and a female warden's duties, c.1909. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781857284591
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/1995
Series:
Women's and Gender History Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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