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CULLIS, Winifred Clara (1875-1956)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 106 7WCU
Held at: Women's Library
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Full title: CULLIS, Winifred Clara (1875-1956)
Date(s): [1900]-1950s
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 0.5 A box
Name of creator(s): Cullis | Winifred Clara | 1875-1956 | physiologist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Winifred Cullis (1875-1956) was born in Gloucester and educated at King Edward VI School, Birmingham and Newnham College, Cambridge where she studied Natural Sciences. In 1901 she became a demonstrator of physiology at the London School of Medicine for Women (Royal Free Hospital), becoming head of the department in 1912. In 1919 she was made Professor of Physiology at the University of London and as such was the first woman to hold a professorial chair at a medical school. A committed feminist, Cullis toured the world giving public lectures. During the First World War she was sent by the Colonial Office to lecture to troops in Gibraltar and Malta, and in the Second World War she lectured in the Far East, the Middle East and the USA on the subject of British women's war work. Cullis was president of both the British Federation of University Women (1925-1929) and the International Federation of University Women (1929-1932). During her retirement she continued to work for the Royal Free Hospital through her committee-work and as a governor. She died in 1956.


Scope and content/abstract:

The archive consists of papers relating to Cullis' lecture tour of the USA from 1941-1942 on the subject of women's war work in Britain. The archive also includes biographical material such as portrait photographs of Cullis, the order of service for her funeral and press cuttings of obituaries. The archive contains two articles by Cullis on physiology and a publication: 'What British Women are doing in the War'.

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This collection is available for research. Readers are advised to contact The Women's Library in advance of their first visit.

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Finding aids:

The Women's Library Catalogue

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited by Charles Cullis, 2007.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Women's Library also holds the Records of the British Federation of University Women (Ref: 5BFW) of which Cullis was a President. Correspondence of Cullis, relating to the Society for Protection of Science & Learning, is held at Oxford University: Bodleian Library.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Finding aid created by export from CALM v7.2.14 Archives Hub EAD2002. Edited for AIM25 by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
In compliance with ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description - 2nd Edition (1999); UNESCO Thesaurus, December 2001; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

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