Ethel Colvin Nichols begins her interview discussing her plans for the future and speaking of her wish to return to the workforce despite discrimination based on ageism. Also in Part 1, she reflects on classes at Pembroke College, her relationship with Dean Margaret Shove Morriss, training to become a dean herself, as well as her ideas about education.
In Part 2 of her interview, Nichols discusses her time teaching in Turkey, touching on the experience of living abroad during World War II. She considers how she balanced her career and family life, and reads a passage from her Ph.D. dissertation reviewing the definition of feminism. Ethel ends her interview discussing her values in life, urging the love of all people, high mindedness, open mindedness, and the spirit of adventure.
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