International Women's Day 2022

Monday 7 March

1920s Pioneers: Why there were so many women in our first decade

12.00pm - 12.30pm, Virtual event

Established in 1921 as a memorial to those who served in the First World War, Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland College had humble origins. Higher education was provided for 15 students during the first year, in one building, and with a small number of subjects offered. In our first decade, women made up the majority of students. In the first academic year, three out of eight members of staff mentioned in the 1921-22 Annual Report were women.

In our first decade, women made up the majority of students, during the academic year 1921-22, ten women and one man from local families attended.

Hosted by the Women’s Forum, join Elizabeth Blood of the David Wilson Library’s Archives and Special Collections for a discussion on the history of the University’s first student cohort.

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