Monthly Archives: July 2015

August 1915: The Amazons of the SCR

“The summer vacation has been a busy time for many of us. Miss Penrose, with the co-operation of Miss Darbishire and Miss Walton, undertook to organise the National Registration in Oxford” SSA Annual Report, November 1915. Miss Emily Penrose, Somerville’s … Continue reading

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July 1915: Forage, Farming & Food: Women in Agriculture

Amongst the six students to leave Somerville for war work in June 1915 was Helen Norah Hughes. She had entered the College in October 1914 to read English and was a friend of Vera Brittain’s, but rather than nurse, she … Continue reading

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