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Womens education

Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

 Series — SEGB/4/12

Co-residence Committee, 1970 - 1974

Reference Code: GBR/0276/SEGB/4/12
Scope and Contents

Includes minutes, agendas and papers of committee and working party on co-residence and admission of women that reported to the Governing Body. Donald Welbourn was the Chair. The files contains reports, official and unofficial from other Colleges and institutions that were used as evidence.

Dates: 1970 - 1974

Diary of Mary Howard

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10413
Scope and Contents

The diary reflects the life of a young girl whose horizons were limited by social and religious constraints. She was eager for self-improvement and created for herself a series of routines and good intentions, which are inserted into the end of the diary. In the daily entries she often refers to these programmes by a system of capital letters and Roman numerals.

Dates: 1813
Conditions Governing Access: Access restricted on account of physical condition.

Higher Education of Women, 1880 - 1933

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/CUR 61-61.2
Scope and Contents From the Series: The University Registry guard books were assembled from the 1860s onwards to accommodate loose papers and are the precursors to modern subject files. They comprise documents of all kinds on every aspect of University administration; for example, accounting, professorships, degrees, University officers, property, Colleges, and relations with the town of Cambridge. There are lists of the contents compiled by Registrary Luard (1862-91) and successors at the front of each volume. Titles are...
Dates: 1880 - 1933
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (

Homerton College Archive

Reference Code: GBR/3243/HOM
Dates: 1761 - 2020
Conditions Governing Access: Access to some of these records are restricted under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018, as they contain personal and / or medical data about living individuals. Some of the records in this collection are CLOSED.
Please see individual descriptions for further details or contact the College archivist at

Personal Papers of Alice Zimmern, 1850 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0271/GCPP Zimmern
Scope and Contents

The surviving papers of Alice Zimmern listed here comprise chiefly published articles, notes for lectures delivered by her and a small quantity of personal and biographical items.

Dates: 1850 - 1950

Personal Papers of Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon, 1801 - 2000

Reference Code: GBR/0271/GCPP Bodichon
Scope and Contents The papers of Madame Bodichon are dispersed. A number are held at Girton, having reached the College as gifts, mainly from the Leigh Smith family, and by purchase. The bulk of the papers at Girton consists of letters from Emily Davies to Bodichon for the period 1865-1887. Early letters relate, on the whole, to the activities of the Langham Place Circle, the English Woman’s Journal, and the Kensington Society, later letters to the foundation and day-to-day organisation of Girton College....
Dates: 1801 - 2000
Conditions Governing Access: Access is open to bona fide scholars by appointment only.

Personal Papers of Bessie Rayner Parkes, 1654 - 2006

Reference Code: GBR/0271/GCPP Parkes
Scope and Contents The papers have been acquired by Girton College in several deposits. The original batch was arranged and listed in 1985 and consists of personal writings, diary fragments, correspondence, newspaper cuttings and unpublished material for a biography of Bessie's early life. Additional papers donated in 2013 were arranged and listed in 2014: these comprise chiefly papers of and relating to Louise Swanton Belloc and family. Correspondence forms a large percentage of the archive (perhaps about...
Dates: 1654 - 2006

Personal Papers of Sarah Emily Davies, 1856 - 1978

Reference Code: GBR/0271/GCPP Davies
Scope and Contents The papers include the Family Chronicle (an account of family and other matters written by Davies in 1905, covering the years 1847-68) and papers relating to the following: London University degrees for women; Elizabeth Garrett and medical examinations; the Victoria Magazine, 1863-4; the London School Board, 1870-73; the Schools Enquiry Commission, 1864-70; admission of girls to local examinations, 1858-69; the London Association of Schoolmistresses and the Kensington Society, 1866-69;...
Dates: 1856 - 1978
Conditions Governing Access: Open to bona fide scholars and by appointment only.

Ruth Darwin: correspondence and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9790
Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of letters from Ruth Darwin to members of her family but predominantly to her sister (Emma) Nora Darwin, and correspondence and papers arising out of Ruth's work with the British Committee of the French Red Cross in France in 1917-1919.

Dates: 1890-1944
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

Society for Promoting the Training of Women, 1859 - 2012

Reference Code: GBR/0271/GCIP SPTW
Scope and Contents The archives listed here include the following: corporate records; minutes; financial papers; legal papers; administrative records relating to subscriptions, donations, bequests, individual loan funds and individual applicants for loans; records of marketing and advertising; records of staff and members; and records relating to the history of the Society.There are also separate records of organisations which amalgamated with the Society, namely the Pioneer Loan Training Fund and the...
Dates: 1859 - 2012
Conditions Governing Access: Priority access to designated officers of Futures for Women (in line with the Archive's procedures). A number of files in this collection have been closed in accordance with Data Protection regulations, although the relevant catalogue entries are available online.

Women in science and technology: window of opportunity?, 2000

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CCAC/120/3/9
Scope and Contents

Handout from a presentation by Dr Alan Findlay, Senior Tutor, on the study of science subjects by women, and admissions to Churchill.

Dates: 2000
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Records containing personal data are closed for 75 years and committee papers are closed for varying periods (see individual entries).

Working Women's Summer School, 1943 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0271/GCIP WWSS
Scope and Contents The surviving archives of the WWSS comprise the following: accounting papers; advertisements; correspondence with the journals and organisations through which the schools were advertised; application forms and related correspondence; lists of participants; papers concerning teaching and programmes of activities; press reports; press photographs of the 1945 school; and a group photograph of the 1947 school. Most of the papers date from the mid-1940s, with the exception of the financial...
Dates: 1943 - 1956