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Science for Women

Nature volume 5, pages 5758 | Download Citation



IN the present condition of the two questions of Science Teaching and of the Higher Education of Women, it may be worth while to regard them for a moment from that point of view in which they coalesce, to inquire, in other words, what is being done for the scientific instruction of women. We do not propose now to argue the question whether it is desirable that women should learn science—that we take to be already decided; but rather to speak of the extent to which, at the present time, provision is being made for carrying out this object. The attention of the public was called to the subject a fortnight ago by the publication of the report of the Syndicate appointed by the University of Cambridge for the examination of women above eighteen years of age in July last. The following are the portions of this report which refer to the various subjects coming within our scope:—

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