Women at Cambridge University: Witnesses & Agents of Change
It has been 80 years since Dorothy Garrod became the first woman professor at Cambridge University. Women could only take Cambridge degrees from 1948. In this afternoon of recollections and life stories, Cambridge women will discuss their lives of challenge and change as undergraduates, graduates and staff within the University during the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s. How did their professorial life compare with Garrod’s? What has changed? How did they change the University? The history of the 1994 Rising Tide Report and the development of equal opportunities will be recounted and documented.
When? Saturday 26 October 15:30-17:00
Where? McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Downing Street, CB2 3ER
The Rising Tide: Women at Cambridge
Part of the Rise: Women at Cambridge programme, this major exhibition focusses on the lived experience of women at Cambridge, the fight for equal educational rights, and the careers of some of the women who shaped the institution (and the world). This story is told through costume, letters, and audio-visual material.
When? 14-26 October
Where? University Library, Milstein Exhibition Centre, West Road, CB3 9DR