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By Marelene Rayner-Canham,Geoff Rayner-Canham

Chemistry is characteristically notion to were a masculine topic in secondary colleges – one at which boys excelled and ladies had constrained curiosity. during this groundbreaking paintings Marelene and Geoff Rayner-Canham show that from the 1820s to the Thirties chemistry instructing flourished in women’ self sustaining faculties in Britain. operating in well-equipped labs, generations of inspirational lecturers imparted an enduring fascination for the topic of their scholars, lots of whom turned academics or specialist chemists themselves. For quite a few purposes that the authors examine, this practice tailed off earlier than the second one global battle, and a proud background used to be forgotten even within the faculties the place it had as soon as flourished. The fruit of years of analysis within the data of dozens of colleges, the authors current a wealthy and multifaceted account that unearths the hidden background of a landmark success within the schooling of women.

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