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Watch some of the videos we created as part of our Women Inspire campaign, including Example telling us who inspires him!

Inspiring female artists: Annie Swynnerton

Dr Laura MacCulloch discusses Annie Swynnerton's portrait of Geoffrey and Christopher Herringham (1889). In 1922, Swynnerton became the first female associate of the Royal Academy since 1768. 

Explore Your Archives Week

During Explore Your Archives week, Archivist Annabel Valentine delved into our collection and our history as a women's college.

The Babylonian Marriage Market

The Babylonian Marriage Market (painted by Edwin Long in 1875) depicts women from ancient Babylon, whose families have not been able to raise a dowry, being auctioned off as wives. Our Curator, Dr Laura MacCulloch, discusses how access to education at Colleges like Royal Holloway offered women an alternative to the 19th-century marriage market.


Who inspires Example?

Alumnus Elliot Gleave, aka Example, told us who inspires him when he visited campus in October.


Our inspirational women

Our staff and students talk about the women who inspire them in this video.


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