Wednesday, 29 April 2009

RHSV Lecture - A remarkable woman: Jessie Stobo Watson Webb (1880-1944)

Speaker: Professor Ron Ridley
When: Tuesday 12 May
Where: RHSV, 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne
Time: 5.45 pm following the AGM
Cost: Members free - Non-members $5.50

Jessie Webb was one of the leading women of the second generation at the University of Melbourne. She lectured in Ancient History from 1908. She travelled widely, first to Africa and Greece in 1923 and then to the Middle East in the 1930s. Jessie Webb also played a leading role in public life as a member of the Women's Graduate Association, the Lyceum Club, the Women's College, RHSV as well as being an Australian delegate to the League of Nations in 1923.

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