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Education

Educational reform for the Victorian women’s movement chiefly concerned the provision of secondary and higher education for middle-class girls and young women. Elementary education for…

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Oxford Review of Education

Feminist thinking on education in Victorian England

This article examines some of the conversations that took place between women’s rights advocates on the subject of female education. The relationship between Victorian feminism…

Feminism and Women’s Work, 1776–1928

This article surveys the emergence of work as a key priority for feminism, as it developed from early roots in the late eighteenth century, through…

Notable Figures in Nineteenth-Century Feminism

This essay argues that feminist gains in the nineteenth century were frequently driven by the leadership of notable figures, men as well as women. Beginning…

Sexuality (1880–1928)

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, there was vibrant debate among feminists about the way in which male and female sexual behaviour was…

The Victorian New Woman

In looking at the British New Woman of the late nineteenth century, this essay explores the complex and vibrant history of the cultural figure and…

Victorian Education and the Women’s Movement

The nineteenth century saw significant reforms to the education of middle-class girls and young women, including the introduction of day and boarding schools with an…

Women and Science

This essay provides an overview of women and science, both as practitioners and subjects of scientific enquiry, from the late eighteenth century through to the…

Women in Higher Education, 1850–1970 International Perspectives

This edited collection illustrates how women’s lived experiences in academe could be diverse but in some ways historically and culturally similar. It looks at both…

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Imperial Ideals Women in Scotland's Universities and the British Empire

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'The Tree of Knowledge', New Review, vol. 10 (1894), pp. 675-90 With contributions by Madam Adam, Rev. H. Adler, Walter Besant, Björnsterne Björnson, Hall Caine, Madame Sarah Grand, Mrs. Edmund Grosse, Thomas Hardy, Mrs Lynn Linton, Max Nordeau, Lady Henry Somerset, the Baroness von Suttner, Miss Frances E. Willard, and Israel Zangwill

Women and Work in Britain since 1840

The first book of its kind to study this period, Gerry Holloway's essential student resource works chronologically from the early 1840s to the end of…

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Politics and Society The Journals of Lady Knightley of Fawsley 1885–1913

Louisa Mary, Lady Knightley of Fawnsley, was a woman of unusually wide interests, especially in the field of public affairs. In an age when few…

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