Christopher Brooke, A History of the University of Cambridge (Cambridge University Press, 1993), volume 4: 1870-1990. A highly readable history of the period, impeccably researched.
Elizabeth Crawford, The Women’s Suffrage Movement: A Reference Guide 1866-1928 (1999). An invaluable and impeccably researched source.
Eleanor Fitzsimons Wilde’s Women (Duckworth Overlook, 2015). An insightful and beautifully written account of the women who were so significant in Wilde’s life.
Clare Mulley The Woman Who Saved the Children (Oneworld, 2009). The fascinating life of Eglantyne Jebb, the socialite who became the great champion of children’s universal rights.
Gwen Raverat Period Piece (Faber and Faber, 2002). Charming, funny and deceptively clever, with wonderful illustrations, this best-selling memoir has never been out of print since its first publication in 1952.
Rita McWilliams Tullberg Women at Cambridge (Cambridge University Press, 1998). The story of the long struggle for women students to be accepted as full members of the university.