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Coming Out of the Shadows: Women and Geology in Oxford, 1813–1914

   Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

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  Dr Jon Topham, Prof Graeme Gooday  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

The University of Leeds and the Oxford University Museum of Natural History are pleased to announce the availability of a fully funded 45 month (or part-time equivalent) doctoral grant from October 2021 under the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) Scheme. In addition there is the equivalent of 3 months funding to support training and development.

This project explores the shifting activity of women in Oxford geology as a means of charting the changing opportunities and roles for women in science in Britain across the long nineteenth century.

The project will be jointly supervised by Dr Jon Topham and Prof. Graeme Gooday (University of Leeds) and Ms Eliza Howlett and Prof. Paul Smith (Oxford University Museum of Natural History) and the student will be expected to spend time at both the University of Leeds and Oxford University Museum of Natural History, as well as becoming part of the wider cohort of CDP funded students across the UK.

Closing date: 5pm on Monday 10th May 2021

Planned interview date: Friday 21st May 2021

Start date: 1st October 2021

Full information, including project outline and details of the application process, can be found on this website: