No distinction of sex? Women in British universities 1870-1939

Dyhouse, Carol (1995) No distinction of sex? Women in British universities 1870-1939. Women's history . Routledge, xii + 288pp. ISBN 9781857284584

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA History of Great Britain
Depositing User: Carol Dyhouse
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:18
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2012 12:04
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/25332
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