Equal Rights

England's famed old Cambridge University (founded circa 1200) had long treated its women students as stepsisters. A full 28 years after Oxford (founded circa 1100), Cambridge has finally caught up with the times, made the women's Girton and Newnham Colleges full kith & kin to the men's colleges. Henceforth, women will be able to take their degrees, vote in university government, hold all but two Cambridge offices (exceptions: proctor and mace-bearer).


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