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Passing In: An audience with the Lady Superintendent of Women Students

05 June 2019, 12:00 pm–3:15 pm

Passing In: An audience with the Lady Superintendent of Women Students

Come and meet Miss Rosa Morison for a walking performance around UCL’s Wilkins Building.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Cost

Free

Organiser

Festival of Culture Team

Location

Meet at the Festival Hub - UCL Main Quad
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT

Between 1883-1919 all intending female students at University College had to present a reference, in person, acceptable to the Lady Superintendent of Women Students – a process known as ‘passing in’. Kate Vigurs, a professional historical interpreter, will take on the role of Miss Rosa Morison, the first Lady Superintendent (1883-1912). Rosa will talk about her life and give the audience a short tour of the spaces and places open to women at UCL before the First World War. The performance is inspired by archival sources in UCL Special Collections and was researched and written by Georgina Brewis (UCL Institute of Education), Nina Pearlman (UCL Culture) and Kate Vigurs.

Tours are at 12:00-13:00 and 14:15-15:15.

Image: © Natalia Janula


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