Jessica Sage, a sessional lecturer and past PhD researcher in the department, spoke to Anne Diamond on BBC Radio Berkshire on Wednesday 4th March about her research in the Edith Morley archive.
Housed at the University’s world-renowned Special Collections the Morley archive includes letters, essays and artefacts donated by the UK’s first female professor, who is commemorated by the annual Edith Morley lecture. Jessica discussed the archive and the little that is recorded about Morley’s life; you can hear the interview from 2:35 here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02k405y#auto. Jessica will also be interviewed by the Reading Chronicle on Friday, ahead of their piece on Morley and her legacy.
For more information on the Edith Morley Lecture on Thursday 5th March (International Women’s Day) please see http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/staffportal/news/articles/spsn-624580.aspx. This year’s panel feature past Literature graduate Rhianna Dhillon (English and Film & Theatre, 2011) and will begin at 7:30pm in the Great Hall at London Road campus.
There are some online resources pertaining to Morley available at http://www.jessicasage.net/edith-morley.html and on the @Edith_Morley Twitter account.