Winchester, Women and Education

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Wednesday 18 September 2019

2.30pm - 4.30pm followed by historical walk and pub visit

Hampshire Record Office, Sussex Street, Winchester SO22 8TH

A range of speakers will give short talks in order to stimulate discussion on the role of women in education, both in Winchester and the wider world. We hope that this symposium will lead to further activity in highlighting the significance of women in education in Winchester and beyond who have been marginal to the historical record.

Topics for talks include: individual women’s stories, including Sybil Campbell and Charlotte Yonge (pictured); the Winchester Charity School; women at King Alfred’s College; The Miss Whytes’ School in Winchester; St Swithun’s girls’ school; and tracing women's lives through walking and talking. Following the symposium Dr Sue Anderson-Faithful will lead a short historical walk to a local hostelry where our conversation may be continued.

A full and detailed programme will be posted on the Centre for the History of Women’s Education web page

All are welcome. There is no charge but please indicate your intention to attend via

This event forms part of the 2019 Heritage Open Days programme for Winchester. With nearly 150 events taking place this year in and around Winchester city there is something for every age and every interest. Find out more here.

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