Dora Russell

Standard Name: Russell, Dora
Birth Name: Dora Winifred Black
Married Name: Dora Winifred Russell
Titled: Dora Winifred, Countess Russell
DR 's publications, which span a large stretch of the twentieth century, are closely linked to her feminist, pacifist, and other political activisms. She wrote social criticism (books and essays), poetry, plays, and remarkable memoirs.
Black and white photograph of Dora Russell, seated in an upholstered armchair in front of a fireplace: the mantlepiece has several ornaments on it. She is wearing a long, horizontally-striped dress with long sleeves and a full pleated skirt. Her dark hair is partly pulled back, with a few curls framing her face.
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Education Christina Stead
The college did not reflect the changes in educational theory which were sweeping the world during these years. Subjects taught were language, history (the Empire, the glory of World War One), education, drawing...
Education Romer Wilson
She later described her time at Girton as one of considerable boredom.
Seymour-Smith, Martin, and Andrew C. Kimmens, editors. World Authors, 1900-1950. H. W. Wilson, 1996.
(She overlapped there with Dora Black, later Russell .)
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Ottoline Morrell
LOM 's relationship with Russell was lifelong: they had first met as children. It was an intellectual as well as romantic liaison: the two often discussed spiritual faith and scepticism; Russell tutored Morrell in philosophy...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth von Arnim
On her return to London, EA found that her husband's smear campaign had effectively alienated her from her established social set. She responded by cultivating a friendship with a younger man, Alexander Stuart Frere-Reeves
Friends, Associates Ling Shuhua
Xu Zhimo was one of several Crescent Moon members who played a vital role in LS's creative life. He and LS collaborated, for instance, on producing the literary supplement for the Morning Post newspaper (where...
Friends, Associates Amabel Williams-Ellis
AWE 's friends and associates included Edith Sitwell , whose poems she often published in The Spectator; Storm Jameson , a political mentor
Williams-Ellis, Amabel. All Stracheys Are Cousins. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1983.
as well as a creative advisor; Bertrand and Dora Russell
Literary responses Ethel Mannin
Although controversial in its views on progressive education, the book received praise from critics. The 1000 Transcript wrote that it had common sense and a freshness of viewpoint . . . . Hers is the...
Textual Production Michèle Roberts
The editors referred coyly to Time Out as Another London Magazine.
“Magazine launches & events 1975-89”.
City Limits ran until the early 1990s. MR later interviewed for its pages writers like Kathy Acker and Dora Russell .
“Magazine launches & events 1975-89”.
Roberts, Michèle. Paper Houses. Virago, 2007.


Later May 1924
The Workers' Birth Control Group was formed. The group's formation was intended to bring birth control supporters in the Labour and Co-operative ranks together.
2 November 1932
A meeting on the present laws concerning abortion was held under the auspices of the World League for Sexual Reform , British section. Speakers included Dora Russell , Janet Chance , Stella Browne , and...