Frances Power Cobbe
(4 Dec 1822 - 5 Apr 1904)
Irish writer whose witty, original and carefully argued feminist treatises were among the most powerful of her time. She was an ardent social reformer, advocated women's suffrage, spoke out against vivisection, campaigned for workhouse reform, and was a proponent of university education for women. For example, in 1862, she supported Elizabeth Garrett, a medical student who was denied permission to sit for the matriculation exam required to obtain her degree. In 1875, she founded the world's first organization against animal experiments, the Victoria Street Society for the Protection of Animals Liable to Vivisection. She later founded, in 1898, the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV).
Science Quotes by Frances Power Cobbe (1 quote)
Science is but a mere heap of facts, not a golden chain of truths, if we refuse to link it to the throne of God.
— Frances Power Cobbe
The Peak in Darien: an octave of essays (1882), 50-51.