Before and After
Published by Two Rivers Press
Edith Morley’s fascinating reminiscences tell how the first female professor in England overcame the difficulties and prejudices she experienced in the traditionally male environment of Edwardian academia. An early feminist with a strong social conscience, she ‘fought… with courage… and passionate sincerity for human rights and freedom’.
From the vividly described era of her late Victorian childhood, via her student days with the increasing freedoms they brought, the early feminist movement, the growing pains of a new university and, much later, the traumas endured by refugees fleeing Nazi Germany, this absorbing memoir brings alive a very different era but one foundational to the freedoms we enjoy today.