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Women in Oxford's History

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

Latest Episodes

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 MINFEB 1
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Sarah Acland - Series 2, Episode 13

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 MIN2018 DEC 1
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Ivy Williams - Series 2, Episode 12

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 MIN2018 NOV 1
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Nora MacMunn - Series 2, Episode 11

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 MIN2018 SEP 21
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Barbara Pym - Series 2, Episode 10

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 MIN2018 AUG 31
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Dorothy de la Hey – Series 2, Episode 9

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 MIN2018 AUG 1
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Hilda Lorimer - Series 2, Episode 8

Sarah Churchill - Series 2, Episode 7

Sarah Churchill, who was born in 1660, was known at various points in her life as the power behind the throne, a social pariah, and one of the best business people in Britain. This month we spoke to Emily Zinkin about Sarah's (many) rises and falls from power, her famous relationship with Queen Anne, and how she came to build Blenheim Palace.

23 MIN2018 JUN 30
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Sarah Churchill - Series 2, Episode 7

Gertrude Bell - Series 2, Episode 6

People called Gertrude Bell "the female Lawrence of Arabia", but some think that Lawrence of Arabia should've been called "the female Gertrude Bell". Laura Aitken-Burt joined us this month to talk about Gertrude, who was an archaeologist and explorer (and a diplomat, and a spy...).

21 MIN2018 JUN 1
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Gertrude Bell - Series 2, Episode 6

Felicia Skene - Series 2, Episode 5

Felicia Skene was a social reformer and writer who was the first woman in England to be appointed as a prison visitor. This month we talked to Liz Woolley about the rest of her life and the impact she made on Oxford.

13 MIN2018 MAY 1
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Felicia Skene - Series 2, Episode 5

Emily Wilding Davison - Series 2, Episode 4

This year it's one hundred years since some women were granted the right to vote under the Representation of the People Act. To mark the centenary we spoke to Dr. Sophie Duncan about the life of Emily Wilding Davison, who was part of the first generation of women to study at the University of Oxford. This is the fourth episode of Women in Oxford's History's second series.

26 MIN2018 MAR 31
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Emily Wilding Davison - Series 2, Episode 4

Latest Episodes

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 MINFEB 1
Comments
Sarah Acland - Series 2, Episode 13

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 MIN2018 DEC 1
Comments
Ivy Williams - Series 2, Episode 12

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 MIN2018 NOV 1
Comments
Nora MacMunn - Series 2, Episode 11

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 MIN2018 SEP 21
Comments
Barbara Pym - Series 2, Episode 10

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 MIN2018 AUG 31
Comments
Dorothy de la Hey – Series 2, Episode 9

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 MIN2018 AUG 1
Comments
Hilda Lorimer - Series 2, Episode 8

Sarah Churchill - Series 2, Episode 7

Sarah Churchill, who was born in 1660, was known at various points in her life as the power behind the throne, a social pariah, and one of the best business people in Britain. This month we spoke to Emily Zinkin about Sarah's (many) rises and falls from power, her famous relationship with Queen Anne, and how she came to build Blenheim Palace.

23 MIN2018 JUN 30
Comments
Sarah Churchill - Series 2, Episode 7

Gertrude Bell - Series 2, Episode 6

People called Gertrude Bell "the female Lawrence of Arabia", but some think that Lawrence of Arabia should've been called "the female Gertrude Bell". Laura Aitken-Burt joined us this month to talk about Gertrude, who was an archaeologist and explorer (and a diplomat, and a spy...).

21 MIN2018 JUN 1
Comments
Gertrude Bell - Series 2, Episode 6

Felicia Skene - Series 2, Episode 5

Felicia Skene was a social reformer and writer who was the first woman in England to be appointed as a prison visitor. This month we talked to Liz Woolley about the rest of her life and the impact she made on Oxford.

13 MIN2018 MAY 1
Comments
Felicia Skene - Series 2, Episode 5

Emily Wilding Davison - Series 2, Episode 4

This year it's one hundred years since some women were granted the right to vote under the Representation of the People Act. To mark the centenary we spoke to Dr. Sophie Duncan about the life of Emily Wilding Davison, who was part of the first generation of women to study at the University of Oxford. This is the fourth episode of Women in Oxford's History's second series.

26 MIN2018 MAR 31
Comments
Emily Wilding Davison - Series 2, Episode 4

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