Flying University

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Flying University (or "Floating University") was a counterculture educational activist group in Warsaw, Poland. They gathered in private apartments to teach history and the Polish language to students.[1] The group operated for 20 years from 1885 to 1905. Warsaw was then under the control of the Russian Empire. Marie Curie became a student here after being banned from Warsaw University because of her sex.[2]

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  1. The Baltic Sea Region: Cultures, Politics, Societies, ed. Witold Maciejewski (Uppsala: Baltic University Press, 2002), p. 533
  2. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History, ed. Bonnie G. Smith (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2008), p. 518