By Laura Schwartz
Neither a comfortable anecdotal within tale, nor an easy account of women's fight to go into the collage, this heritage of St Hugh's collage, Oxford seems to be either upstairs and downstairs, at dons and undergraduates but in addition at household employees. What did it suggest for the would-be college instructor, the flapper at the bike, the melancholy period grammar-school woman, and the coed progressive of the Seventies to re-invent themselves as trained girls? Who remained excluded from this emancipated id? 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 id in a single of the 1st larger academic institutions run via and for girls, in the course of a interval during which women's position either in society and collage schooling replaced past reputation. according to new and unique study, A Seroius Endeavour bargains a clean and infrequently disquieting point of view at the heritage of gender and schooling in twentieth-century Britain, starting up new methods of pondering the improvement of women's greater education.
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A Serious Endeavour: Gender, Education and Community at St Hugh's, 1886-2011 by Laura Schwartz