Marjorie Jacobs AO

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A memorial service will be held in the Great Hall next month for Professor Emeritus Marjorie Jacobs AO, who was the first female professor of history at the University of Sydney and the second female professor at the university.

In a career at the University spanning four decades (1938-80), Marjorie fought to expand the teaching of Asian history, introducing new courses over the next three decades. She was appointed Associate Professor in 1967, and Professor in 1969, an appointment that was recognised by an Order of Australia in 1989 for her services to education.

The memorial service will be held on 27 November at 2.30pm.