So I'm luck enough to be doing an academic program at Cambridge this summer. (!!!!) I live for British History, it's my absolute passion and that's what I'm studying (as well as English lit.)!! Cambridge University was founded in 1209, so academics have studied within it's walls for centuries but female academics only for a drawer's full of decades.
|University of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire UK|
Girton, the first Cambridge college for females, was founded in 1869. By 1881 women scholars were allowed to take their examinations but were not accepted as full on Cambridge students. In 1921 women were still not allowed to receive a full degree but in 1948 they were accepted as full members. Until 1972 women could still only attend the women's colleges but after that year they could attend any of the colleges.
|Girton college 1890s|
Girton fire brigade (from 1878-1932)