I finally found the quote I was thinking of, re/ Lucy W's career:
“I want to be a curator in a museum,” Nancy Canton told her unexpectedly “I’ve been reading quite a lot about old ceramics lately. Daddy’s mad on antiques, you know, and he’s brought me up to know something about them. I’m specially keen on the very early periods — and Greek, and Cretan. I’m going to the school of Economics first, though. And later on, he and Mummy are taking me to Egypt and all the Levantine countries for practical observation We’re all saving madly for it, as it won’t be exactly a cheap trip.”
The quote is from Island
, and I had completely misremembered the speaker's ID. Anyhow, interest in this kind of career, and a general impression of the CS curriculum trying to make history come alive, are the reasons that I'd connect Worsley with the CS. I don't know anything about her character, etc.
Thanks for all the R.P. information. I have a good idea of people's views on Received Pronunciation, but am still struggling to distinguish which English accent is which when I hear them. L.W.'s seems to have the missing Rs that I associate with parts of New England and the South (U.S. south) -- I have wondered if they are why Miss Annersley thought that "cultured" Bostonian was relatively "pure" -- but whether disappearing R is part of Worsley's local or cultural accent or her own particular speech patterns I have no clue. (Miss A's opinion always struck me as funny, since my own mother was forced into speech therapy in college to get rid of her regional American accent, lest she contaminate her future students.)