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Characters A. S. Byatt
ASB says that this book and its three successors are about the desirability of an androgynous mind.
Friel, James, and Jenny Newman. “A. S. Byatt”. Contemporary British and Irish Fiction: An Introduction through Interviews, edited by Sharon Monteith, Jenny Newman, and Pat Wheeler, Hodder Headline, 2004, pp. 36-53.
After opening at the National Portrait Gallery in London, the story is set in Yorkshire (though...
Characters Jane Gardam
The stories are set in and around a hotel, formerly an eighteenth-century colonial mansion, in Jamaica at the close of the expensive, fashionable season, and most of them feature English people startled, shocked, or reinvigorated...
Characters Judith Cowper Madan
Though often submissive in attitudes, JCM was capable of satire or lampoon. The Receipt, an Imitation, dating from about 1720, lists the unsavoury ingredients that go to compose a blockhead Cambridge clergyman (as Pope
Characters Frances Browne
The second story, Found in the Far North, is narrated in the first person by a young Cambridge student from Norwich whose failure to heed his father's advice about choosing his company with care...
Cultural formation Mary Agnes Hamilton
While at Cambridge Mary Agnes Adamson (later MAH ) fell in love several times. The experience, to her and her contemporaries, was expressed in highly spiritual and intellectual terms: I remained blankly ignorant about sex...
Education Jane Barker
She later had some expertise in medicine, which it seems she may have learned from her brother or some of his Cambridge friends. Biographer Kathryn King concludes that JB had a more than passing acquaintance...
Education Margaret Drabble
MD received a BA in English with double first-class honours from Cambridge University (Newnham College ).
Sadler, Lynn Veach. Margaret Drabble. Twayne, 1986.
Todd, Janet, editor. Dictionary of British Women Writers. Routledge, 1989.
Education Q. D. Leavis
QDL defended her Cambridge dissertation, which was supervised by I. A. Richards , with E. M. Forster as external advisor.
MacKillop, Ian. F.R. Leavis: A Life in Criticism. Allen Lane, 1995.
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“Obituary: Mrs. Q.D. Leavis”. Times, p. 16.
Education Toru Dutt
TD and Aru were briefly enrolled at a boarding school in Nice where they studied French.
Rao, Raja, and Toru Dutt. “Aru and Toru”. Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan, Writers Workshop, 1972.
After moving to England they continued their studies and attended the Higher Lectures for Women series begun by Henry Sidgwick
Education Kathleen E. Innes
Kathleen Royds (later Innes) received her Teacher's Diploma in Theory (Class I) and Practice, from Cambridge University.
Harvey, Kathryn. "Driven by War into Politics": A Feminist Biography of Kathleen Innes. University of Alberta, 1995.
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Education Jane Ellen Harrison
JEH was unusual for the time in writing her Tripos examinations: women were not awarded degrees at Cambridge until 1948, and during the 1870s only about twenty percent of Newnham students attempted the degree course...
Education Susanna Centlivre
It was said that she read Molière at twelve, and that she disguised herself as a boy in order to study at Cambridge University .
All this, however, belongs to a dubious area of fictionalisation...
Education Anna Eliza Bray
At home, she taught herself Italian and also received instruction in Latin from Michael Slegg , a friend of her brother's from Cambridge University .
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Bray, Anna Eliza. Autobiography of Anna Eliza Bray. Editor Kempe, John A., Chapman and Hall, 1884.
Education Q. D. Leavis
She won the Charity Reeves and Thomas Montefiore Prizes to begin her doctoral dissertation, also at Cambridge .
Education Maggie Gee
MG gives a very funny account of being interviewed for a place at Cambridge by Queenie Leavis , whose name she did not recognise, and talking confidently about Keats in ignorance of the way F. R. Leavis


Cambridge University was granted its first charter, by Henry III .
Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby (also known as Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of the future Henry VII ), endowed the Regius Professorship of Divinity at Cambridge University.
Henry VIII granted a charter to Cambridge University giving the right to set up a printing press: Cambridge University Press , the world's earliest surviving publishing house, printed its first book exactly fifty years later.
The University of Leiden was founded as a centre of Protestant learning (as were a number of new Oxford and Cambridge colleges at about this time, with the same religio-political agenda).
28 October 1636
Harvard College was founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Late 1638
Milton 's pastoralelegyLycidas appeared in a volume of Cambridge poems published in memory of Edward King , who had died by drowning.
18 June 1723-1724
A periodical entitled The Visiter was published in London; it promised its readers to be a friend to them.
The East India Company established a training college for civil servants.
1 October 1828
The Cambridge campaign to increase the study of science in universities resulted in the founding of University College, London , which emphasized science; this was the date of the inaugural lecture.
The University of Durham was founded.
The Oxford University Reform Act first allowed Jews to matriculate and take degrees.
By 4 March 1854
Northcote and Trevelyan published their Report on the Organization of the Permanent Civil Service.
Cambridge University formally admitted female students to Local Examinations, which were the culminating assessment of secondary schooling.
October 1865
Elizabeth Garrett obtained an apothecary's licence through the Society of Apothecaries : this began her medical career, after her rejection by the Universities of London , Edinburgh , St Andrews , Oxford , and Cambridge .
Newnham College for women was founded in Cambridge.


Ceraldi, Gabrielle. “Popish Legends and Bible Truths: English Protestant Identity in Catherine Sinclair’s Beatrice”. Victorian Literature and Culture, Vol.
, No. 1, Cambridge University, pp. 359-72.
Italia, Iona. Philosophers, Knights-Errant, Coquettes and Old Maids. Cambridge University, 1997.