Barbara, Lady Stephen


Barbara, Lady Stephen

Barbara, Lady Stephen (1872-1945) was an English educational writer and Florence Nightingale's cousin.

She was born Margaret Thyra Barbara Shore Smith (later Shore Nightingale). Margaret studied History at Girton College, Cambridge, 1891-1894. In 1904 she married Harry Lushington Stephen, later Sir Harry Stephen (1860-1945). In India with her husband 1904-1913, she founded the Women Graduates Union in Calcutta for the benefit of professional women coming to India. She was a member of Girton College Council 1913-1932, Governor of Girton College 1913-1938, and a generous benefactor of Girton Library.

Works

*"Emily Davies and Girton College", 1927.
*"Girton College 1869-1932", Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1933. 167p.

External links

*Barbara E. Megson, [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/48682 ‘Stephen , (Margaret Thyra) Barbara, Lady Stephen (1872–1945)’] , "Oxford Dictionary of National Biography", Oxford University Press, Sept 2004; online edn, Oct 2007 , accessed 2 Jan 2008


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