British Federation of University Women

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The British Federation of University Women (BFUW) was founded in 1907, to "afford a means of communication and of united action in matters affecting the interest of women".[1] In 1992 it was renamed the British Federation of Women Graduates (BFWG).[2] The current organisation "seeks to promote opportunities for women in education, and public life more generally" and provides "graduate women living in England, Scotland and Wales with information, support and friendship, at local, regional, national and international levels. Conferences, meetings, networks and social events, at all levels, are open to all members." The BFWG is affiliated to the International Federation of University Women (IFUW), of which it was a founder member, and University Women of Europe (UWE). [3]


  1. ^ Gordon, Peter; Doughan, David (2001). "British Federation of Women Graduates". Dictionary of British Women's Organisations, 1825-1960. London & Portland, Or.: Woburn Press. pp. 27–8. ISBN 0-7130-0223-9. 
  2. ^ Database of Archives of Non-Governmental Organizations accessed 28 July 2012
  3. ^ Allan University Bodies, 1990 p47

Further reading[edit]

  • Carol Dyhouse, 'The British federation of university women and the status of women in universities, 1907-1939', Women's History Review Volume 4, Issue 4, 1995
  • Alison Golby, A Socio-Historical Studyof the British Federation of University Women, 1930-1957, unpublished PhD thesis (Portsmouth, 1999).
  • J. H. Sondheimer, History of the British Federation of University Women: 1907-1957, 1957.

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