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1967 Jun 19 Mo
Margaret Thatcher

Speech to Friends of Hebrew University

Document type: Speeches, interviews, etc.
Document kind: Speech
Venue: Marsh Lane, Mill Hill, North London
Source: Finchley Press, 28 June 1967
Journalist: -
Editorial comments: 1400.
Importance ranking: Minor
Word count: 229
Themes: Education, Foreign policy (Middle East), Women

Give the girls a chance

Mrs. Margaret Thatcher, M.P., was the guest speaker at a luncheon organised by the North London branch of the Women's Group of the Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Alexander, at “Greystones” , Marsh Lane, Mill Hill.

Lady Karminski, president of the national association, spoke of the great need to help students, and Mrs. R. Levy, secretary of the North London branch, launched an appeal for scholarships for girl students, the first of which “The Hazel Alexander scholarship” , was founded at the meeting.

The Ruling Hand

The value of education in this day and age was the theme of Mrs. Thatcher's address.

Pioneering by women was an essential for the future, in which it could be said that, more than at any other time in history “the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world” .

Speaking of her own visits to Israel and Jerusalem, she believed that youth and education were going to play a vital part. She gave her wholehearted support to the present formation of the local branch of Friends of the Hebrew University, and especially to its encouragement and help to girl students, who deserved, equally with our own girls, the same opportunities.