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Emily Davies

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Emily Davies

Person  Female  Born 22/4/1830  Died 13/7/1921

Categories: Education, Gender Issues

Suffragist and promoter of higher education for women. Born Sarah Emily Davies in Southampton. She edited a feminist publication and became active on the London School Board. She was instrumental in obtaining the admission of girls to secondary school examinations, and in 1869 co-founded Girton, the first women's college. Her involvement in the Suffrage movement led to her heading a delegation to parliament in 1906. Died at her home, 17 Glenmore Road, Belsize Park.

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Emily Davies

Emily Davies, 1830 - 1921, founder of Girton College Cambridge lived here. Gr...

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