NONE of the subjects discussed at the recent meeting of the British Association at Belfast were of greater practical importance than the one introduced to the notice of the Economic Section by Mrs. Grey in her paper on the Science of Education, and supplemented by the address afterwards delivered by her at a meeting held under the auspices of the National Union for Improving the Education of Women of all Classes. So much nonsense is talked and written on the theme of the higher education of women, the utterances even of some of those who are looked on as authorities on the question are too often so doctrinaire and unpractical on one side or the other, that it is a relief to read the well-considered and thoughtful reflections of one who has bestowed much labour and serious thought upon it, and who has given evidence that she is wedded to no preconceived views. The crowded attendance at the Section when Mrs. Grey's paper and the two which followed it— also by ladies—were read, and the lengthened and animated discussion to which they gave rise, sufficiently evince the wide interest felt in the subject by those who attended the meetings of the Association.
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The Education of Women . Nature 10, 395–396 (1874). https://doi.org/10.1038/010395a0