Lady Margaret Hall presents The History of Women’s Education @ Blackwell's Bookshop
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Lady Margaret Hall and Blackwell’s Celebrating 140 Years

Blackwell’s opened its doors on January 1st 1879 on Broad Street, Oxford and have been trading continuously from there ever since. Since then they have grown to become more than just one bookshop, with a chain of 40 bookshops serving not only individual customers but also a host of libraries, universities, businesses and government departments.

In October 1879 LMH opened its doors to the first nine women students under the Principalship of Elizabeth Wordsworth. Since that very moment they have been Leading Change in Oxford, being the first women’s College to make the decision to admit men as both students and Fellows from 1979, and in 2016 welcomed the first students of their pioneering Foundation Year to the College. The University of Oxford have recently announced Foundation Oxford, based on LMH’s model.

LMH Principal Alan Rusbridger will convene a conversation looking at the history of women’s education. He will be joined by Professor Senia Paseta, Professor of Modern History at St Hugh’s College, and Professor Louise Jackson, LMH alumna and Professor of Modern Social History at Edinburgh University.

We will discuss the significance of university education within the history of women’s lives in Britain since 1879 and look at the patterns of social change within this period

Senia Paseta is a historian of modern Ireland with a particular interest in the history of education, women’s activism, and political movements in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She has published widely on Irish nationalism, feminism and on a number of aspects of women’s history including the history of women’s education. Her current research is in the history of women’s political activism in Britain and Ireland. She is Professor of Modern History at Oxford, co-Director of Women in the Humanities and is currently leading on Women at Oxford University: an Online Resource. This collaborative research project involves the five women’s colleges, Bodleian Libraries and the History Faculty. It will be launched in 2020 to mark the centenary of the formal admission of women to Oxford.

Louise Jackson is Professor of Modern Social History at Edinburgh University. She is a co-Editor of the academic journal Social History, and on the editorial board of Women’s History Review and the steering committee of Women’s History Scotland. Her research is concerned with histories of women and gender in modern Britain as well as with histories of policing and surveillance, crime, deviancy, childhood, youth and sexuality.

Tickets for this event are free to alumni of Lady Margaret Hall. For your free ticket, please contact the LMH Almuni Engagement Officer, Emma Farrant at [email protected] Tickets are available to the public at a cost of £5. Please note, the full details of this event are to be confirmed and all updates will appear on this page. The event will be followed by a short drinks reception. For more information please contact our Customer Service Desk on 01865 333 623 or email [email protected]

Conflict and Identity: Confronting the past through education @ Lincoln College
Oct 17 @ 8:30 am – Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm
Conflict and Identity: Confronting the past through education @ Lincoln College

This two-day conference will explore the evolving relationship between conflict and identity, with a specific interest in the role of history education in pre-conflict, at-conflict, and post-conflict societies. It will focus on how teachers and lecturers present history; how such choices shape identity; and how history education can be used for the purposes of promoting or undermining peaceful societies.