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women's institutes


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women's institutes

women's institutes

Women's Institutes

women's institutes

women’s institutes

Muslim Women's Institute

Muslim Women's Institute

Country Women’s Institute

Gray, Sylvia Mary (1909-1991), businesswoman and women's institute leader

OSBORNE, Jana (born 1953), General Secretary, National Federation of Women’s Institutes, since 1996

Virginia Woolf and the Rodmell Women’s Institute, 1940–1

RIDEALGH, Mabel (1898 - 1989), General Secretary of Women’s Co-operative Guild, 1953–63; Member, Women’s Advisory Committee, British Standards Institute, 1953–63

Watt [née Robertson], Margaret Rose (Madge) (1868-1948), promoter of women's institutes

The Prevention of Rural Depopulation: Housing and the Scottish Women's Rural Institutes, c.1917–39

MARLOW, Neil (born 1951), Professor of Neonatal Medicine, University College London, since 2008 (Director, Institute of Women’s Health, 2009–11)

READING WOMEN'S HISTORY: ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ABOUT SCHOLARSHIP ON WOMEN'S HISTORY IN THE AMERICAS, Institute for the Study of the Americas, London, 4 November 2011

GOLDING, F(rederick) Campbell (1901 - 1984), Consultant Radiologist, Arthur Stanley Institute for Rheumatic Diseases; Consultant Radiologist, Chelsea Hospital for Women

BROWN, Meredith Jemima (died 1908), founder of the first Rowton House for Women; Hon. Resident Superintendent of the Shaftesbury Institute Mission

National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference Statement: Breast Cancer Screening for Women Ages 40–49, January 21–23, 1997

 

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Founded in Canada (1897) for improving women's education in domestic science, the first UK institute was formed on Anglesey (north Wales) in 1915 and the first county federation (Sussex) in 1917. Written off as a wartime experiment that would not last, their determination to better the lives of rural communities led to rapid expansion. Their love of festivals has created a popular image confined to making jam and singing Blake's ‘Jerusalem’, but they have demonstrated that they can be a powerful pressure group for change.

Subjects: History of the Americas — British History.


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