St Anne’s launches Annie Rogers Fellowship to mark centenary of women’s degrees at Oxford

St Anne’s is delighted to launch the Annie Rogers Junior Research Fellowship, named in honour of one of our Founding Fellows.

St Anne’s has created these fellowships, which will start in 2020, to celebrate 100 years since women were formally admitted to the University of Oxford and first awarded Oxford degrees. The University’s instigation of separate degree-level examinations for women came about in the 1870s partly because of Annie Rogers’ success in the exams set by Oxford’s Delegacy of Local Examinations at a time when only men could be admitted to the University.  Annie campaigned tirelessly for more than 40 years for women’s admittance to full membership of the University and for women to be awarded degrees.  She was the secretary of the Association for the Education of Women and of St Anne’s precursor, the Society of Oxford Home Students. The fellowships will benefit outstanding early career academics and help St Anne’s to achieve its ambitions and live its beliefs.  We believe that naming these fellowships after Annie Rogers communicates something about the spirit with which the fellowships are intended to be given and held.

To find out more, or to make an application, see here.