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Girton College

Girton College was established on October 16, 1869 as the first residential College for women in England. It was called the College for Women, and was located at Benslow House, Hitchin, a town in Hertfordshire, England. In 1872 the present site was purchased, located about two and a half miles northwest of the center of Cambridge, next to the village of Girton; the College was then renamed Girton College, and opened at the new location in October of 1873.

On April 27, 1948, women were admitted to full membership of the University of Cambridge, and Girton College received the status of a College of the University.

The college became mixed in 1977 with the arrival of the first male Fellows; male undergraduates have been admitted since 1979.

Notable Alumni