13 episodes

A podcast uncovering the women who contributed to Oxford's past.

Women in Oxford's History Women in Oxford's History

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 4 Ratings

A podcast uncovering the women who contributed to Oxford's past.

    Sarah Acland - Series 2, Episode 13

    Sarah Acland - Series 2, Episode 13

    Sarah Acland was one of the pioneers of colour photography. This month we spoke to the historian Ann Spokes Symonds about Sarah's life and legacy.

    • 5 min
    Ivy Williams - Series 2, Episode 12

    Ivy Williams - Series 2, Episode 12

    Ivy Williams was the first woman to be called to the bar in England. This month we spoke to Bridget Wheeler - who has a family connection to Ivy - about her achievements, and how she also opened many doors for others.

    • 19 min
    Nora MacMunn - Series 2, Episode 11

    Nora MacMunn - Series 2, Episode 11

    Nora MacMunn was a geographer and suffrage campaigner based at the University of Oxford, who's escaped historical attention - until now. This month we were joined by Dr. Elizabeth Baigent to talk about Nora's life, work, and her lifelong feminism, and the project that Dr. Baigent and others are working on that's uncovering women in Geography at Oxford.

    • 22 min
    Barbara Pym - Series 2, Episode 10

    Barbara Pym - Series 2, Episode 10

    Barbara Pym studied at St. Hilda's College in the 1930s and drew on her experiences there in many of her novels. But Barbara wasn't always appreciated in her lifetime. This month we spoke to Deb Fisher, incoming chair of the Barbara Pym Society, about why she finds Barbara's life and career so inspiring.

    • 13 min
    Dorothy de la Hey – Series 2, Episode 9

    Dorothy de la Hey – Series 2, Episode 9

    Dorothy de la Hey, born in 1884, was a pioneer of women’s education in India. This month we spoke to Dr. Sneha Krishnan about her life and legacy, and how we can study women like Dorothy in their imperial and colonial contexts.

    • 15 min
    Hilda Lorimer - Series 2, Episode 8

    Hilda Lorimer - Series 2, Episode 8

    Born in 1873, the classical archaeologist Hilda Lorimer made her mark on a field which was male-dominated and intellectually prestigious. This month we spoke to Stella Christiansen about Hilda's life and work, and how she defied the stereotype that women were ‘out of place’ in classical archaeology.

    • 16 min

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