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By Laura Schwartz

Neither a comfortable anecdotal within tale, nor an easy account of women's fight to go into the collage, this background of St Hugh's collage, Oxford seems to be either upstairs and downstairs, at dons and undergraduates but in addition at family employees. What did it suggest for the would-be college instructor, the flapper at the motorbike, the melancholy period grammar-school woman, and the scholar innovative of the Nineteen Seventies to re-invent themselves as informed girls? Who remained excluded from this emancipated identification? 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 learn, Schwartz explores the connection among own and collective id in a single of the 1st better academic institutions run by means of and for ladies, in the course of a interval within which women's function either in society and collage schooling replaced past popularity. according to new and unique learn, A Seroius Endeavour bargains a clean and occasionally disquieting viewpoint at the heritage of gender and schooling in twentieth-century Britain, commencing up new methods of considering the improvement of women's better education.

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