Women’s long struggle to gain fair access to university is commemorated in an exhibition opening next week at the University of Cambridge library.
What’s most shocking, perhaps, is that it’s all so relatively recent – with women not allowed to graduate from Cambridge on equal terms until 1948.
For teenagers currently filling in their university applications, it would be hard to imagine that within living memory at Cambridge there was such blunt discrimination.
The “Rising Tide” exhibition shows the level of resistance, including violence, against women wanting to study at Cambridge with equal rights to men.
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