Bluestockings: The Remarkable Story of the First Women to Fight for an Education #(2022)
- Title: Bluestockings: The Remarkable Story of the First Women to Fight for an Education
- Author: Jane Robinson
- ISBN: 9780670916849
- Page: 215
- Format: Hardcover
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I asked for this book for Christmas because it sounded interesting but also because I think it s entirely too easy for anyone in higher or further education to become disillusioned with it While it annoys me that women may feel any grateful than men for access to knowledge and the chance to earn a degree it s undeniable that if it wasn t for the diligence of the determined few and the relative success of introducing the first women to University and degree programmes, things could have been ver [...]
Easy to read book, covering a subject where I don t think there is much competition for books.But also a missed opportunity.Unfortunately, this is yet another example, like Singled Out How Two Million Women Survived Without Men After the First World War where an Oxbridge English Literature type attempts to write a sociology book and bases it on anecdotes of the Oxbridge attending classes.A book that purported to be about women in Higher Education was 4 5 about Oxbridge this gave a sense that the [...]
As the title suggests, this book discusses the first women in Britain to attend university Broadly covering from the mid late 19th century up until the second World War, it describes the opposition faced by prospective students, including doctors who believed that education could cause infertility , the belief that men would not want to marry an educated woman, and the widely held belief that women just did not need to be educated, when their sole purpose in life was to marry and have children.R [...]
I found this book quite inspiring as the women who first attained university educations had to put up with a lot of hardship, and fight, for the privilege that many of us now take for granted It makes me realise that we should make the most of the opportunities we have and ensure that we do what we can to help others to realise their potential.At the end of the nineteenth century, when the female brain was considered five ounces lighter than the male brain, five women bravely enrolled at univers [...]
Fascinating, well researched look at the history of English women in education It is astonishing to think how recently and reluctantly women were allowed access to university education, and made me grateful for my own By its nature a little narrow in focus there s little to no mention, for instance, of the kind of barriers non white would be scholars would have faced but a must read.
This was a really fun introduction to the fight for the opportunity to attend university and graduate that women had in England Jane Robinson strikes a good balance between accessibility and information, making this book interesting yet easy to read.
An amazing collection of insights into the lives of the first women to go to university I would have liked a little on universities other than Oxbridge, but definitely opened my eyes to something I had never considered before.
The title of this book Bluestockings The Remarkable Story of the First Women to Fight for an Education makes it sound like it will be about women s education generally, around the world The summary does nothing to dispel this impression Actually, the book only talks about England, and then narrows its scope even further by spending most of the time talking about Oxbridge guess where the author went to.So, not as interesting as it sounds.
Audiobook version I loved listening to this The stories of the first women to fight for an education were sometimes amusing, sometimes depressing, but always interesting Girls lived such quirky lives back then Not to mention dangerous there were endless stories of them almost killing themselves in sub standard chemistry labs, or nearly drowning in the river when they took the boat out on a stormy day And there were some wonderful recurring characters I loved hearing about Constance Maynard, who [...]
I should read history books finding ones I like is the problem This book is all about the experiences of the first women to attend English universities starting in the 1830s or so and running or less up to the time that degrees were being granted to women by pretty much all universities, Cambridge being one of the last to permit that in 1948 As someone who grew up expecting to go to university and expecting that all opportunities would be open to me it was a bit of an eye opener Even the autho [...]
From this list, Ravenclaw ohnotheydidntvejournal BLUESTOCKINGS, by Jane Robinson non fiction Bluestockings is a history of the first women to fight for access to higher education in Britain, with lots of anecdotes about their lives and the misogyny they faced on every turn Did you know Tolkien was a jerk to his female students When women were present in his lecture room, he grew quiet and subdued, his Anglo Saxon sounding faintly threatening, like gentle swearing no wonder there were so few wome [...]
I thought this was a really fascinating book, and very readable Women today have much to be grateful for, to the women whose stories Jane Robinson recounts They faced almost unbelievable prejudice and so many women desperate to further themselves and learn as much as possible were destined never to complete their courses, due to family constraints or the pressures they placed upon themselves I really enjoyed reading about the life of women s colleges, the cocoa parties and the draconian rules an [...]
An informative book that sheds light on the important struggles through which brave women had to fight to achieve an education There is a lot of fascinating information, ranging from the opinions of the Greats some really not that great, in my humble opinion, given their rather not so humble opinions about women to the individual experiences of Bluestockings at university It s a very well researched book However, I didn t think it was intersectional enough It was very white it would have been mu [...]
I was reading this for the purposes of story research and I was fairly well satisified on that end there were a few anecdotes and facts that I can use and I doubt I could ve found them anywhere else Luckily, I think the character I read this book for will end up going to an Oxbridge because that s definitely where the focus was in this book, which was a bummer because other universities were apparently doing a far better and earlier job of educating women as full students, as near equals with th [...]
Interesting account of the first women who went to university in England The book is built on letters and journals so it is mostly a collection of anecdotes about what opposition those pioneer women faced and what collage life looked like for them I was shocked to learn that Cambridge started giving out degrees to women as late as 1948 However the book is exclusively British and focuses mostly on the Ox bridge set as other reviewers pointed out.
I am so appreciative that I live in a time where going to university is not unexpected just because I m female Also, can t believe Cambridge took till 1948 to get with the program and started letting women get degrees
This was a really fun book which I completely recommend to any woman whose ever gone through higher education.I understand that the approach was to show just how gutsy, determined and fierce many of the first female academics were and how grateful we should be for them paving the way for women in higher education It had the potential to be preachery, exclusive and boring It was none of the above.It lacked a bit of structure but that didnt really matter, it was just really a collection of wonderf [...]
Lovely and heartbreaking and wonderful I will admit, I was already in an over emotional state when I started reading this, so you, gentle reader, probably won t be reduced to tears by the account of the girl whose tutors funded her scholarship out of their own salaries, but there are so many stories of generosity and perseverance and sheer stubbornness that if you remain completely unmoved by the end of the book, you have a heart of stone It s fascinating and informative and most importantly cit [...]
Informative, funny, and inspiring account of the earliest women to study in English universities Treat as second class or really no class, since many schools did not give them degrees bounded by endless rules and shadowed by chaperones, their perseverance blazed the trail for those of us who came after.
This book is absolutely delightful It is social history, but wonderfully and engagingly written It is all about women and their history of education The big picture forms out of many varied individual accounts This is what makes this such a charming and informative read You are engaged and you laugh and thoroughly enjoy every minute.
Bluestockings is a marvelous book about a growing number of women in Britain who fought valiantly for their right to an education I loved Robinson s approach to the subject matter Read this book.
A fascinating and very readable exploration of the journey of women fighting for an education in the 19th and early 20th centuries A bit of a trite comment, I know, but a strong reminder that we take so much for granted these days that would have been unavailable to women until recently.
Brilliant the perfect thing to read before I go back to university this year Engaging and well written, although it jumped around the timeline a little too much at some points I shall have to find a postwar history of women s education as a follow on, as this winds itself up at 1939.
This book turned me into a radical feminist lol I m thankful I wasn t born in an era where women had to sit at the back of the classroom, barely existed to the teacher professor Tertiary education has come a long way It s an excellent read, a bit of history
4 Extra Premiere The quest for women s higher education has finally succeeded, but what next for the Bluestockings Read by Miriam Margolyes.Probably worth a 3 for for students.
A very interesting book that was surprisingly easy to read It made me very angry to read the rubbish that so called intelligent men talked about women s capacity for learning Thank goodness, these pioneers opened the gates for today s women.
An Inspiring book It is disgraceful that Cambridge Uni only officially allowed women to graduate in 1948.
Very informative but a little boring at times.
Great here about how life used to be at uni
The story of how women achieved equality in education Interesting anecdotes.
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