About this book
Subtitled, "The Remarkable Story Of The First Women To Fight For An Education". Paperback edition of the book which recounts the lives of the first women allowed to go to university, and the prejudice that they faced. 'Social history of the best kind' "Sunday Times"
In 1869, when five women enrolled at university for the first time in British history, the average female brain was thought to be 150 grams lighter than a man's. Doctors warned that if women studied too hard their wombs would wither and die. This title tells the story of the fight for female education in Britain.