Women at Oxford 1878-1920

Education and Activism: Women at Oxford University, 1878-1920 is a collaborative research and engagement project which commemorates the centenary of women’s formal admission to the University of Oxford. It facilitates and contributes to research on women, education and political activism in Oxford and beyond.

The Education and Activism website features a digital library of thousands of documents and images, including a wide range of original documents from the Bodleian and the former women’s colleges. It also features an interactive timeline, short histories, a crowdsourced archive, and commissioned research articles by leading scholars. Its companion, an interactive women’s history walking app, will provide a new perspective on the history of the University and the city. All resources are freely available.

This project has been generously funded and supported by the IT Innovation Fund, the former women’s colleges, the van Houten Fund, and the History Faculty’s Sanderson Fund.

The research resource and information hub launched in phases from 14 October 2020. For updates please follow @1stoxfordwomen and look out for the hashtag #womenatoxford

For further information connected to this project, please contact Project Lead, Professor Senia Paseta via email: senia.paseta@history.ox.ac.uk

Women matriculating at Oxford c.1920s