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EDITH MORLEY: THE FIRST FEMALE PROFESSOR IN BRITAIN

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Edith Morley: the first female professor in Britain

 

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Edith Morley’s 1944 memoir, Before and After, was written a few years after retiring as the first female professor at an English university. This absorbing story, now published in book form for the first time by Two Rivers Press, brings alive a very different era, one foundational to the freedoms we enjoy today.

Barbara Morris, who has edited the volume, talks here about Edith Morley and her memoir.

 

When in 1907 Reading University College began its quest for full university status all heads of department were promoted