Education: First Woman

In all its 700 years, Britain's venerable Cambridge University has been a man's institution. It gruffly consented 18 years ago to let women study there but refused to recognize their presence officially. Denied regular students' privileges, women finish their studies at Cambridge not with a degree but only "the title of a degree." Last week, while London clubs were hemming and hawing, Cambridge's first woman professor was receiving congratulations on her appointment.

Plain, thick-browed, 47-year-old Miss Dorothy Annie Elizabeth Garrod wears her dark hair in a severe bob. She is a daughter of the late Sir Archibald Garrod, former Regius Professor of...