Monthly Archives: March 2011

Women in the Sciences: A short film

By Monika Kreile.

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Scientific Women: Finding ‘a way in’ through the centuries

By Professor Ruth Watts. Science, a vast field of knowledge so important in the modern world, has traditionally been perceived as ‘masculine’, and women have generally been excluded or pushed to the periphery. Modern studies have explored the reasons for … Continue reading

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Recovering Lost Voices: An Interview with Professor Jane Martin

  Click here to read the extended version of this interview.     On behalf of Bluestocking, Ali Nihat interviewed Professor Jane Martin, of the Institute of Education in London, whose work focuses on the relation between education and politics. … Continue reading

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Project Juno: Trudy Coe and Women in Physics

Click here to read the extended version of this interview. Gaia Donati talks to Trudy Coe, Project Juno Officer in the Department of Physics, University of Oxford, 26th January 2011. I am very grateful to Carrie Leonard-McIntyre for putting me in touch … Continue reading

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Rosetti’s Other Woman: The silent contribution of models and muses

By Rebekah Lee. The concluding decades of the Nineteenth century marked a series of major developments for the growing political voice of English women. Events such as the female-led Campaign Against the Contagious Diseases Acts and the establishment of the … Continue reading

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No Sex, Please, We’re Hellenic: Female Solidarity in the Lysistrata

By Chris Noon.   The Greek world in the last quarter of the fifth century BC was dominated by the Peloponnesian War (431-404), waged between Athens and Sparta, arguably the two most powerful city-states of the day. The literary sources … Continue reading

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Public and Private, Real and Fictional: The Rise of Women’s Letter-Writing in the Eighteenth Century

By Tess Somervell. During the eighteenth century, thanks to the establishment of the post office in 1660, a rise in literacy, and an ascendant ‘middle class’, letter-writing became an increasingly common pastime for men and women. The letter became a … Continue reading

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Uncomfortable Quadrangles: Communities of Women in the Inter-War Oxford Novel

By C. Stopa-Hunt In her novel The Dark Tide (1923), Vera Brittain pillories her best friend and fellow Somervillian, Winifred Holtby. The first half of the novel is set in a women’s college in Oxford, but “Drayton” a Somerville surrogate … Continue reading

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