Edith Morley Lecture: The female role model in 2014
Thursday 6 March, 7.30pm, Great Hall, London Road campus
The University is delighted to present the Inaugural Edith Morley Lecture, which will take place on 6 March 2014 to celebrate International Women’s Day.
The lecture is in memory of Edith Morley, believed to be the first woman to be awarded the title of professor in a British university. Appointed as Professor of English Language at Reading in 1908, Professor Morley was a formidable academic presence at our institution, dedicated to her subject, her students and her cause. Her belief that women should have equal place in academia and society drove her to be in inspiring and motivating force for the young people around her.
The lecture, to be given by Joan Smith (Reading Alumna) will be titled The Female Role Model in 2014 and will take place at the University’s Great Hall, London Road campus at 7.30pm.
Admission is free, but places are limited.
To book a place, visit www.reading.ac.uk/events or call 0118 378 4313