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TOWER OF GIRTON, THE SENIOR OF TWO CAMBRIDGE COLLEGES FOR WOMEN

TOWER OF GIRTON, THE SENIOR OF TWO CAMBRIDGE COLLEGES FOR WOMEN

It was not at Cambridge but at Hitchin that Girton College for women began. It started in 1869, and after two years funds were available for buying sixteen acres of land on the Huntingdon road. In 1873 the present buildings were begun. They stand back from the road, a short way past the turning which leads to the little village of Girton. The growth of the two colleges for women is limited by the fact that the authorities have decreed that not more than 500 women students shall receive instruction in the University at once.

Other pictures from Cambridge and Its Colleges


TOWERED ENTRANCE OF ST. JOHN'S IN A QUAINT CAMBRIDGE STREET

'BRIDGE OF SIGHS' AT ST. JOHN'S AND CAIUS' GATE OF HONOUR

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