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Emily Davies (1830-1921)
Emily Davies fought tirelessly for the education of women and girls. She is particularly remembered for founding
opening Cambridge Local examinations to girls and improving the aspirations and
education of schoolmistresses. In 1866
she organised and delivered the petition for women’s suffrage with Elizabeth Garrett
Anderson. She was elected to the School Board for Girton College
in 1870. She first asked for the vote when she was 36 and did not get it until she was 88. This collaged felt shows her when she first asked for votes for women. Greenwich
Thank you Emily.
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