Radcliffe: Struggling toward Coeducation


Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 4:15pm


Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

Struggling toward coeducationLecture by Nancy Weiss Malkiel, professor of history, emeritus, Princeton University; author of “Keep the Damned Women Out”: The Struggle for Coeducation

In this talk, Malkiel will focus on the flood of decisions for coeducation at highly prestigious colleges and universities in the United States and the United Kingdom in the period 1969-1974, exploring the hurdles that had to be overcome to open such institutions’ doors to women.

Malkiel will also discuss the relationship of the history of coeducation to the significant challenges that remain in terms of the education of women, considering what can be learned from the fight for coeducation as we think about breaking through the barriers women continue to face in higher education, the professions, and public life.

For program information, visit www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2017-nancy-weiss-malkiel-lecture.

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