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AGM & Talk: A Summer School of their Own – The Newnham College Summer Schools for Working Women

Ross Street Community Centre Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Between 1922 and 1950 Newnham College and the Workers’ Educational Association ran a pioneering series of residential summer schools specifically to meet the educational needs of working women. Organised largely by women for other women, these remarkable schools were inter-generational, inclusive and non-hierarchial. Mary Joannou’s richly illustrated presentation draws on the voices, reports, letters and […]