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Professor Marian Hobson In Conversation with Professor Emma Widdis

March 8 at 17:30 to 18:30 GMT

Professor Marian Hobson became the first female Fellow at Trinity College, in 1977, and has since been a strong advocate for the development of university education for women. Join us on International Women’s Day to hear a unique conversation between Professor Hobson and Professor Widdis, discussing Professor Hobson’s life and career, her Trinity experiences, her thoughts on what still needs to be done to help further university education pathways for women, and what it is like to have her portrait hung in Hall.

Registration is open to all current Trinity students and alumni.

The talk will take place in the Winstanley Lecture Theatre from 5:30pm, and will be livestreamed via Zoom for those unable to attend in-person.

Professor Marian Hobson
Marian Hobson Jeanneret, CBE, FBA  is a British scholar of French philosophy, and culture. From 1992 to 2005, she was Professor of French at Queen Mary, University of London. She had previously taught at the University of Warwick, the University of Geneva, and the University of Cambridge. In 1977, she became the first woman to be elected a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.

Professor Emma Widdis
Emma Widdis is a Professor of Slavonic Studies in the Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages and a Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge. She teaches 20th century Russian and Soviet literature and culture. She began her PhD in Cambridge, but spent a large part of it as a Visiting Fellow in Harvard University, and then in Moscow.

If you have any questions about this event, or if you require further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via email ([email protected]) or by phone: 01223 761452.


March 8
17:30 to 18:30 GMT
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Winstanley Lecture Theatre


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