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by Jane Robinson

Bluestockings: The Remarkable Story of the First Women to Fight for an Education download ebook
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0141029714
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978-0141029719
Author:
Jane Robinson
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Penguin Books (January 1, 2010)
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261 pages
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Robinson presents the eye-opening and inspiring story of the first young women who overcame all the odds to get their education and attend university.

Robinson presents the eye-opening and inspiring story of the first young women who overcame all the odds to get their education and attend university. Using the words of the women themselves, 'Bluestockings' charts the fight for and expansion of higher education for women from 1869 through to the 1930s.

Jane Robinson's Bluestockings is the incredible story of the fight for female education in Britain. In 1869, when five women enrolled at university for the first time in British history, the average female brain was thought to be 150 grams lighter than a man's

Jane Robinson's Bluestockings is the incredible story of the fight for female education in Britain. In 1869, when five women enrolled at university for the first time in British history, the average female brain was thought to be 150 grams lighter than a man's. Doctors warned that if women studied too hard their wombs would wither and die.

When the first students came up to Newnham College in Cambridge in 1871, Henry Sidgwick, the liberal philosopher and pioneer of women’s education .

When the first students came up to Newnham College in Cambridge in 1871, Henry Sidgwick, the liberal philosopher and pioneer of women’s education, who bankrolled the college in its early days, was taken aback. He was worried, as he coyly put it, by the unfortunate appearance of his little garden of flowers. These ladies were far more attractive than he had imagined and likely to draw unwanted attention in the male world of late Victorian Cambridge.

The Remarkable Story of the. First Women to Fight for an Education. First published 2009. The moral right of the author has been asserted.

Bluestockings explores the stories of many pioneering women, who braved the public opinion of the times to pursue an education. The first women’s colleges in the UK, set up in London, Oxford and Cambridge, were formed in the late 1800s by intelligent, well educated women who were fed up with watching so many young girls with passion and intelligence go to waste.

A well-written social history of the women who sought higher education in Britain in the 19th and 20th centuries, mostly from the working and middle classes. At Oxford University, for example, while the first women’s colleges were founded in the nineteenth century, women didn't become full members of the University until 1920. At Cambridge, it wasn't until 1946. It delves into struggles of being educated women in a society that didn't value them, and how much a debt of gratitude we owe these pioneers. 2 people found this helpful. We are an experienced and professional UK bookseller who have been sending books worldwide for over 5 years.

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Doctors warned that if women studied too hard their wombs would wither and die.

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A bluestocking is an educated, intellectual woman Bluestockings: the Remarkable Story of the First Women to Fight for an Education, a 2009 book by Jane Robinson. Blue Stockings (play), a 2013 play by Jessica Swale.

A bluestocking is an educated, intellectual woman. Bluestocking or Bluestockings may also refer to: Bluestockings (bookstore), a feminist bookshop in New York. Bluestocking (magazine), a Japanese feminist magazine. Blue Stockings Society, a literary society for women in 18th century England. Bluestockings: the Remarkable Story of the First Women to Fight for an Education, a 2009 book by Jane Robinson. This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Bluestocking.

Jane Robinson's Bluestockings is the incredible story of the fight for female education in Britain. In 1869, when five women enrolled at university for the first time in British history, the average female brain was thought to be 150 grams lighter than a man's. Doctors warned that if women studied too hard their wombs would wither and die. When the Cambridge Senate held a vote on whether women students should be allowed official membership of the university, there was a full-scale riot. Despite the prejudice and the terrible sacrifices they faced, women from all backgrounds persevered and paved the way for the generations who have followed them since. By the 1920s, being an 'undergraduette' was considered quite the fashionable thing; by the 1930s, women were emerging from universities as anything from aviation engineers to professional academics. Bluestockings tells an inspiring story - of defiance and determination, of colourful eccentricity and at times heartbreaking loneliness, as well as of passionate friendships, midnight cocoa-parties and glorious self-discovery. 'Social history of the best kind' Sunday Times 'Modern girls need reminding of the long battle, and Jane Robinson's fine book does just that, charting the lives and struggles of campaigners ... But there is more joy than sorrow' Mail on Sunday Jane Robinson was born in Edinburgh and brought up in Yorkshire. Her books about women travellers and pioneers have established her as an engaging social historian with an appreciative eye for eccentricity. Jane lives near Oxford with her husband and two sons.