Shining a light on Edith Morley, UK’s first female professor

Prof. Alison Donnell, Head of School of Literature and Languages (University of Reading) tells BBC’s Anne Diamond about the UK’s first female university professor, Dr Edith Morley:  “She really had to fight for it”. Listen to the radio interview here.

Anne was clearly so moved by Edith Morley story,  that on Wednesday, March 9, just a day after International Women’s Day, Anne suggested that a statue would be fitting tribute to Edith’s hard-won achievements.

Read Edith Morley’s memoirs Before and After: Reminiscence of a Working Life.