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Articles on women's education, work, housing and leisure: Item 1, 1882

Reference Code: GBR/0271/GCPP Zimmern 3/1/1

Scope and Contents

‘Lady Students at Cambridge. Girton College’, from London Society, May 1882, pp. 494-99 (p. 499 signed by Alice Zimmern). Gives detail of the Girton buildings and rooms (the buildings forming two sides of a square at this period), daily life, transport, study, examinations and student activities. Includes mention of the following: a ‘small reading room’ for students next to the dining hall; Roman and Saxon antiquities in ‘a small prayer room on the first floor’; the hospital and the laboratory; choral society; debating society; Fire Brigade; reading room club; and a brief outline of relations with the University of Cambridge to date and the recent admission of women to University examinations. Concludes with a brief account of Newnham College and the differences between Girton and Newnham.


  • Creation: 1882



1 file(s) : Paper

Language of Materials



Zimmern, Alice

Finding aid date

2014-10-13 10:36:45+00:00

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