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By Marelene Rayner-Canham,Geoff Rayner-Canham

Chemistry is usually concept to were a masculine topic in secondary colleges – one at which boys excelled and women had constrained curiosity. during this groundbreaking paintings Marelene and Geoff Rayner-Canham demonstrate that from the 1820s to the Thirties chemistry educating flourished in women’ self reliant faculties in Britain. operating in well-equipped labs, generations of inspirational academics imparted a long-lasting fascination for the topic of their students, a lot of whom turned lecturers or specialist chemists themselves. For a number of purposes that the authors examine, this custom tailed off earlier than the second one global warfare, and a proud heritage used to be forgotten even within the colleges the place it had as soon as flourished. The fruit of years of study within the files of dozens of colleges, the authors current a wealthy and multifaceted account that finds the hidden background of a landmark success within the schooling of women.

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