Papers relating to the education of women at Oxford University

Scope and Content

Papers relating to the education of women at Oxford University, including records of the meetings of the women principals, and papers of the Women Students' Property Committee concerning the awarding of studentships.

Administrative / Biographical History

The University of Oxford established academic halls for women from 1878. Women became members of the University in 1920.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The papers were deposited by Somerville College in 1975 and 1982, St. Anne's College in 1980, and Lady Margaret Hall in 1980 and 1982.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

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