Girton College, Cambridge University


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death Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon
She left £10,000 to Girton College .
Herstein, Sheila R. A Mid-Victorian Feminist: Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon. Yale University Press, 1985.
death Mary Somerville
After her death, much of MS 's library was presented to the Ladies' College at Hitchin (now Girton College , Cambridge), and in 1879 Somerville College at Oxford University was named after her.
Patterson, Elizabeth Chambers. “Mary Fairfax Greig Somerville (1780-1872)”. Women of Mathematics: A Biobiliographic Sourcebook, edited by Louise S. Grinstein and Paul J. Campbell, Greenwood Press, 1987, pp. 208 - 16.
Education Q. D. Leavis
At about the time she was married QDL began her three years' doctoral work on fiction of popular culture at Girton College, Cambridge , as an Ottolie Hancock Research Fellow.
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
MacKillop, Ian. F.R. Leavis: A Life in Criticism. Allen Lane, 1995.
Education Kathleen Raine
KR attended, on a full scholarship, Girton College, Cambridge , where she set out to study natural sciences. She took the exams qualifying her for a BA degee, however (followed by the standard unearned MA)...
Education Romer Wilson
RW studied law at Girton College, Cambridge . Her results in final examinations gave her only mediocre honors.
Seymour-Smith, Martin, and Andrew C. Kimmens, editors. World Authors, 1900-1950. H. W. Wilson, 1996.
Education Rosamond Lehmann
RL went up to Girton College, Cambridge University , on a scholarship to read English Literature, joining her elder sister, Helen, who was already there.
Simons, Judy. Rosamond Lehmann. St Martin’s Press, 1992.
Hastings, Selina. Rosamond Lehmann. Chatto and Windus, 2002.
Education Rosamond Lehmann
RL , an undergraduate at Girton , achieved a Class II in French in the Modern and Classical Languages Tripos at Cambridge (the second of her two sets of final exams); she had secretly hoped...
Education Margaret Forster
Having sat the Oxford and Cambridge entrance exams at her school in Carlisle (taking the gamble of an extra term at school after her A-levels to do so, though if she failed to make Oxbridge...
Education Ada Leverson
AL was educated at home in French, German, and (by a Girton College graduate) Classics.
Education Dora Russell
Dora Black (later Russell ) studied modern languages and history at Girton College . She graduated BA with First Class Honours, although as a woman she was not allowed at this date actually to take...
Education Candia McWilliam
After finishing at St George's, she sought to go to boarding school as a means of escape, and following a rupture and detachment from my father's house she entered Sherborne School for Girls , an...
Education Dora Russell
Back in England, she was tutored by her father in Greek and Latin; her reading of the Medea by Euripides later informed her first book, Hypatia; or, Woman and Knowledge. Dora then earned a...
Education Dora Russell
After finishing her degree course at Girton College , Dora Black (later Russell ) studied French, and eighteenth-century French literature in particular, at University College, London . She did her work mainly in the British Museum
Education Henrietta Müller
In her late twenties, HM became one of the first batch of students to study at Girton College , Cambridge, despite some opposition from her father .
Crawford, Elizabeth. The Women’s Suffrage Movement: A Reference Guide, 1866-1928. Routledge, 2001.
Bland, Lucy. Banishing the Beast: Sexuality and the Early Feminists. New Press, 1995.
Education Henrietta Müller
HM took a third in the moral science tripos at Girton College , Cambridge.
A third means a third-class honours or one level above a passdegree: respectable but not particularly distinguished. In thiscase taking...


16 October 1869
Educational reformer Emily Davies welcomed the first five students to Girton College .
16 October 1869
Educational reformer Emily Davies welcomed the first five students to Girton College .
July 1873
Emily Shirreff outlined the purpose and goals of Girton College in the Fortnightly Review in an effort to raise funds.
October 1873
Girton College moved to a site near Cambridge.
A Hygienic Wearing Apparel Exhibition was held at Kensington Town Hall.
23 March 1899
The first paper presented to the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) by a woman was read by Hertha Ayrton , who was later admitted as the Institution's first female member.
By 27 September 1905
Scientist Grace Chisholm Young published the first of two scientific books co-authored with her husband, William Henry Young : The First Book of Geometry.
Late October 1921
Following the vote against full membership of Cambridge University for women, female students had to enter lectures through mobs of barracking male students.
New statutes at Cambridge University first permitted women to hold university (as opposed to merely college) teaching posts, to belong to university faculties and sit on faculty boards.
An Oxford University women's rowing crew beat one from Girton, Cambridge —not by racing, which was deemed medically dangerous for delicate women, but by a separate, timed test.
Helena Swanwick (suffragist, pacifist, sister of artist Walter Sickert ) published her memoir I Have Been Young.
Barbara Wootton (created the first woman life peer in 1958) became deputy speaker of the House of Lords , first woman to sit on the woolsack
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
in an institution which she saw as democratically indefensible...
Girton , one of the two original women's colleges at Cambridge University, admitted its first male Fellows. Male undergraduates joined them two years later.
“About Girton College”. Girton College, University of Cambridge.