Joan Smith on Edith Morley

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.

Edith Morley

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 or call 0118 378 4313


About Cindy

Associate Professor in the Department of English Literature at the University of Reading. Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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