Passing In: An audience with the Lady Superintendent of Women Students
05 June 2019, 12:00 pm–3:15 pm
Come and meet Miss Rosa Morison for a walking performance around UCL’s Wilkins Building.
This event is free.
Festival of Culture Team
Meet at the Festival Hub - UCL Main QuadGower StreetLondonWC1E 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