This month's post is a guest post for Girton College's "Glimpses of Girton" blog. It concerns one of the College's former students (and later Director of Studies in Archaeology, Anthropology and Classics) Norah Jolliffe. I came across her in relation to a now defunct "Romano-British Museum" at the University of Reading – Jolliffe had been its curator between 1927 and 1934, while she was Lecturer in Classics at the University. Luckily her papers are preserved at Girton College, and I visited earlier this year to have a look.
I think Jolliffe is a fascinating woman and I look forward to finding out more about her. But you can read what I know so far in "Norah Jolliffe: Curator, Excavator, Teacher".
And for more on the "Romano-British Museum", check out "On Museum Beginnings" and "A Wartime Interdisciplinary Vision" on my Reading blog, Ure Routes!