The following from one of the daily papers explains itself. "For the first time a woman has been appointed as one of the lecturers to the Oxford Association for the Education of Women, and the name of Mrs. Marshall appears in the notice of lecturers issued for the next term. Her subject is Political Economy, under the sub-title of 'Labor, the Economic Conditions of its Well-being,' and the course commenced on 21st. inst." Whilst American colleges for the education of women, such as Vassar, Smith, and Wellesley, have honored many women with appointments as professors and instructors, and Wellesley has a woman at its head, English female colleges have hitherto been contented with gentlemen. This is only another example to show how much farther woman has progressed in this country than in England, especially in self-independence. Not only in the matter of instructors are American women ahead of their sisters across the water, but in the number of colleges devoted to women's education and in the number of students attending them. Here, Vassar, Smith, and Wellesley are devoted solely to that purpose and the list of students in each reaches several hundred. More than this, in the West many colleges and universities, so called, have opened their doors to both sexes, and the number of the women attending them is by no means small. In England, Girton and Newnham and the University of London afford the means of higher education to a few hundred women only. Some other institutions are also open to women; but the whole number graduated each year is to the number which American colleges instruct yearly as the area of the British Isles to that of the United States.
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