Women's Institute


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Intertextuality and Influence Virginia Woolf
VW seems to have had the first idea for this novel on 2 April 1938, with publication of Three Guineas imminent and having just begun work on her life of Roger Fry, as something random...
Intertextuality and Influence Ann Oakley
A Note about the Title explains what she means by Jerusalem: a land we aspire to live in, regardless of the fact that we're unlikely to even make it.
Oakley, Ann. Telling the Truth about Jerusalem. Basil Blackwell.
AO describes the importance of...
Occupation Vita Sackville-West
VSW became something of a recluse around the years of the Second World War. Nevertheless she played her part in local activities: the National Trust and the Women's Institute .
Nicolson, Nigel, and Vita Sackville-West. Portrait of a Marriage. Futura.
Glendinning, Victoria. Vita. Penguin.
Occupation Flora Annie Steel
During the First World War she travelled the country giving lectures with slides shown on her own magic lantern, organized the knitting of comforters for the troops, and supported the Women's Institute (whose earliest...
Occupation Susan Tweedsmuir
During the First World War Susan Buchan served as a VAD and ran a day nursery in a poor area of London. After the war, living near Oxford, she founded a branch of the then...
Occupation Susan Tweedsmuir
While she lived in Canada, during the bleak years of the Depression, ST established the Lady Tweedsmuir Prairie Library Scheme , a circulating library of some 40,000 volumes donated in response to her efforts...
Occupation Edith Craig
During the 1920s and 1930s, EC became increasingly involved in amateur dramatics, and became an expert and a spokesperson for amateur theatre.
Cockin, Katharine. Edith Craig (1869-1947): Dramatic Lives. Cassell.
162, 170, 175
Between 1924 and 1935, she acted as an adjudicator for...
Occupation Virginia Woolf
VW addressed the Women's Institute in Brighton; she turned her lecture into the essay The Leaning Tower shortly afterwards.
Lee, Hermione. Virginia Woolf. Chatto and Windus.
Occupation E. M. Delafield
EMD was elected president of the Women's Institute in Kentisbeare, a position she held for the rest of her life.
Powell, Violet. The Life of a Provincial Lady. Heinemann.
Occupation Virginia Woolf
VW gave a talk to the RodmellWomen's Institute on her participation in the Dreadnought Hoax of February 1910.
Bishop, Edward. A Virginia Woolf Chronology. Macmillan.
Lee, Hermione. Virginia Woolf. Chatto and Windus.
Occupation Una Marson
UM made a series of influential radio broadcasts for the BBC 's West Indian Service on the Women's Institute movement in Britain.
Jarrett-Macauley, Delia. The Life of Una Marson, 1905-65. Manchester University Press.
154, 156n50
Occupation Berta Ruck
BR went on, therefore, as a lecturer or entertainer. She recalls speaking to a Women's Institute or Townswomen's Guild audience from some English industrial town on a day's outing to Wales, to fill the gap...
politics Isabella Ormston Ford
She was also a member of the London-based Writers' Club , the Women's Institute —which embraced an educational programme of appalling size, to the frivolous mind—and the Pioneer Club , which counted IOF ,...
politics Kathleen E. Innes
KEI was elected President of the St Mary BourneWomen's Institute .
Harvey, Kathryn. "Driven by War into Politics": A Feminist Biography of Kathleen Innes. University of Alberta.
Publishing A. Mary F. Robinson
In June 1899 she published another work of literary criticism, The Social Novel in France, in the Contemporary Review. Her name was given as Mary James Darmesteter. The essay was based on...


11 November 1911: The Society of Women Musicians held its first...

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11 November 1911

The Society of Women Musicians held its first meeting at the headquarters of the Women's Institute in London.

March 1919: Home and Country began monthly publication...

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March 1919

Home and Country began monthly publication in London as the official organ of the Women's Institute .

Later 1928: After the Representation of the People Act...

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Later 1928

After the Representation of the People Act made women electorally equal, Eva Hubback and Margery Corbett Ashby founded the National Union of Guilds for Citizenship (later the National Union of Townswomen's Guilds).

1939: Mabel Constanduros and Howard Agg selected...

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Mabel Constanduros and Howard Agg selected and published Tonight We Present; A Choice of One-Act Plays for Women, containing seven pieces.


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