Education: Oxonian Women

The large and distinguished governing body of Oxford University voted last week, 229 to 164, to limit the number of women students to 620, being a ratio of one woman to four men. Among those voting for the limitation of Oxonian women was the suave Earl of Birkenhead, Secretary for India, who once said to Lady Margaret Haig Rhondda:† "Madam, I would be delighted to meet you anywhere except in the House of Lords."

Marjorie Fry, Principal of Somerville College (one of the four women's colleges at Oxford) defended her sex "not...

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