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Who was Edith Morley?

Most Reading University Students are familiar with the maze known as Edith Morley but what many people don’t know is that it was named after a woman who was a Professor of English Language at the University in 1908. In fact, she was the first women to be appointed to a Chair at any British University. She is widely recognised as being the UK’s first female professor.

 

She was born in 1875 in Victorian England meaning that a comprehensive education was not the social norm for women.» >

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