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Edith wins prestigious Mary Dormer Harris Memorial award

We congratulate Edith on winning a highly prestigious award, the Mary Dormer Harris Memorial Bursary. Edith was chosen from Sixth Formers from schools across Warwickshire. 

She says: 'I’m totally overwhelmed and honoured to receive this amazing award. It will make a tremendous difference to my studies. I have always been fascinated by history, and Russian history in particular. The Mary Dormer Harris award will go a long way towards helping me realise my dream of returning to Russia in an educational capacity so I can learn more about the culture, the people, the language and its history.' 

The award is the legacy of an extraordinary Warwickshire woman. An historian, playwright and Suffragist, Mary Dormer Harris was born in Stoneleigh in 1867. She was connected with Birmingham University, the Dugdale Society, and the Loft Theatre, in Leamington.  She encouraged the involvement of women in public work, and was a Vice President of the Workers Educational Association.  She was renowned for 'her zest for life, her sympathy with the joys and sorrows of everyone about her, her kindliness and humour, and her wide circle of friends, young and old.’