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Encyclopedia > Girton College, Cambridge
Girton College, Cambridge
Girton College heraldic shield
                             
Full name Girton College
Motto -
"Better is wisdom than weapons of war" (Alumni)
Named after Girton Village
Previous names The College for Women (1869),
Girton College (1872)
Established 1869
Sister College(s) Somerville College
Mistress Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern
Location Huntingdon Road
Undergraduates 503
Postgraduates 201
Homepage Boatclub

Girton College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England. The College was established on October 16, 1869 by Emily Davies and Barbara Bodichon, as the first residential college for women in England. Made by Lupin in Inkscape. ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Most of the colleges of the University of Cambridge have sister colleges in the University of Oxford (and vice versa). ... Full name Somerville College Motto Donec rursus impleat orbem Named after Mary Somerville Previous Names Somerville Hall Established 1879 Sister College Girton College Principal Dame Fiona Caldicott JCR President Simon Bruegger MCR President Allen Middlebro Location Woodstock Road, Oxford Undergraduates 396 Graduates 88 Homepage Boat Club Somerville College is one... This is a list of the colleges within the University of Cambridge. ... The University of Cambridge (often called Cambridge University, or just Cambridge), located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... Map of the Cambridgeshire area (1904) The city of Cambridge is an old English university town and the administrative centre of the county of Cambridgeshire. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population –mid-2004... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in Leap years). ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Sarah Emily Davies was a English feminist, suffragette and a pioneering campaigner for womens rights to university access. ... Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon (8 April 1827 - 11 June 1891) was an English educationalist, artist, and activist for womens rights. ... In higher education, particularly in the United States, a womens college is a college (that is, a primarily undergraduate, bachelors degree-granting institution) whose students are exclusively women. ...


It was called the College for Women, and was located at Benslow House, Hitchin, a town in Hertfordshire, England. The first group of students were known as The Pioneers. In 1872 the present site, located about two and a half miles northwest of the centre of Cambridge, next to the village of Girton was purchased; the College was then renamed Girton College, and opened at the new location in October of 1873. Hitchin is a town in Hertfordshire, England, and has an estimated population of 30,360. ... Hertfordshire (pronounced Hartfordshire and abbreviated as Herts) is an inland county in the United Kingdom and part of the East of England Government Office region. ... 1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Map of the Cambridgeshire area (1904) The city of Cambridge is an old English university town and the administrative centre of the county of Cambridgeshire. ... Girton is a village in Cambridgeshire, England. ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


Over the years, many additions have considerably expanded the size of the college, most recently the award-winning library extension. Numerically and geographically, Girton is now one of the largest Colleges in Cambridge. However, the geographical separation means that most people socialise within the College more than elsewhere (i.e. at other Colleges), which is said to create a distinctive, even cosy, atmosphere that is well renowned throughout the University. Girton also proudly houses an Egyptian mummy named "Hermione", and is the only Cambridge college to have its own indoor heated swimming pool.


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. However, to remember the time when women were not allowed to obtain degrees of the University of Cambridge, no gowns are worn during the college feast, when students in their final year are celebrated. April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 248 days remaining. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ...

Girton College lies on the extremity of Cambridge
Girton College lies on the extremity of Cambridge

The college became mixed in 1977 with the arrival of the first male Fellows; male undergraduates have been admitted since 1979. Image File history File links Girton_front. ... Image File history File links Girton_front. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ...


Girtonians are known for their chant of "We are Girton - super Girton! No one likes us, but we don't care!", in imitation of Millwall F.C. fans' famous song. The reference to "no one likes us" is regarded to be due to the relative distance of Girton in comparison to many of the other colleges. Anecdotes about the distance of Girton from other Cambridge colleges are plentiful, for example that, by popular legend, more Cambridge students have visited Delhi than Girton college. Millwall Football Club is a professional football team based at the 20,146 capacity New Den Stadium in Zampa Road, Bermondsey, South East London, England. ...


Girton enjoys the rare distinction of having a song written by Gilbert & Sullivan named after the College: “Oh, maiden rich in Girton lore.” (Utopia) Playwright/lyricist William S. Gilbert (1836-1911) and composer Arthur S. Sullivan (1842-1900) defined operetta in Victorian England with a series of their internationally successful and timeless works. ... It has been suggested that utopianism be merged into this article or section. ...


In 2004, The Sun newspaper suggested that Girton College was 'now trendy'[citation needed]. The Sun, a tabloid daily newspaper published in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, has the highest circulation of any daily English-language newspaper in the world, standing at 3,154,881 copies daily in early 2006 [1], (compared to USA Today, the best-selling US newspaper at...

Girton College Hall
Girton College Hall
Eliza Baker Court
Eliza Baker Court
Hall from Cloister Court
Hall from Cloister Court
The pool!
The pool!

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Notable alumnae

For details of graduates in mathematics up to 1940 see Attended Girton College at Cambridge University where she studied mathematics and passed the Mathematical Tripos in 1880. ... Delia Derbyshire (May 5, 1937 - July 3, 2001) was a British musician and composer who was a pioneer of electronic music. ... The Right Honourable Brenda Marjorie Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond, DBE, PC (born January 31, 1945) became the first ever woman to become a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary under the Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1876. ... Rosalyn Higgins, Baroness Higgins, DBE, QC (b. ... Arianna Huffington talks to the media while campaigning for governor of California at UC Berkeley on September 11, 2003. ... Wendy Holden is a British journalist and the author of a number of humorous novels. ... Anna Maxted is a bestselling author based in North London, England. ... Sheila Scott Macintyre (April 23, 1910 - March 21, 1960) was a mathematician whose first paper, on the asymptotic periods of integral functions, was published in 1935. ... Queen Margrethe II (Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid) (born 16 April 1940) is the Queen regnant and head of state of Denmark. ... Rod McAllister (born 1961) is a British architect. ... Sarojini Naidu (February 13, 1879 - March 2, 1949) was known as Bharatiya Kokila (The Nightingale of India) and was a freedom fighter and poet. ... Gisela M.A. Richter Gisela Marie Augusta Richter (August 14, 1882 – December 24, 1972), was a classical archaeologist and art historian. ... Joan Violet Robinson (1903 in Surrey - 1983) was a Keynesian economist who was well known for her knowledge of monetary economics and wide-ranging contributions to economic theory. ... Irene Mary Spry (née Biss: Standerton, Transvaal, South Africa, 1907 - Ottawa, Canada, 1998) was an economic historian and social democrat awarded two honorary doctorates and named to the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian intellectual and public life. ... Bertha Swirles (Lady Jeffreys), (22 May 1903 - 18 December 1999) carried out research on quantum theory, particularly in its early days. ... Sandi Toksvig (born 3 May 1958 in Copenhagen) is a comedian, author, and radio presenter well-known in the United Kingdom. ... Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado (Hisako) of Japan, (jp: Takamado no miya Hisako shinnō-hi), née Ms. ... Dorothy Maud Wrinch (married names Nicholson, Glaser) (September 12, 1894 - February 11, 1976 mathematician and biochemical theorist best known for her attempt to explain protein structure using mathematical principles. ... Grace Chisholm Young (March 15, 1868 - March 29, 1944) was a mathematician educated at Girton College, England. ...

See also

  • Category:Alumni of Girton College, Cambridge
  • Category:Fellows of Girton College, Cambridge

Institutions named after Girton College

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The University of California, Berkeley (also known as Cal, UC Berkeley, UCB, or simply Berkeley) is a prestigious, public, coeducational university situated in the foothills of Berkeley, California to the east of San Francisco Bay, overlooking the Golden Gate and its bridge. ...

Further reading

  • Girton: Thirty Years in the Life of a Cambride College. Third Millennium Publishing, 2006.
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Girton College, Cambridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (491 words)
Girton College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England.
The College was established on October 16, 1869 by Emily Davies and Barbara Bodichon, as the first residential college for women in England.
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.
NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Girton College (464 words)
Girton College was established on October 16, 1869 by Emily Davies and Barbara Bodichon, as the first residential College for women in England.
In 1872 the present site,located about two and a half miles northwest of the centre of Cambridge, next to the village of Girton was purchased; the College was then renamed Girton College, and opened at the new location in October of 1873.
In 1928, Newnham, along with Girton College was one of the venues for a series of lectures by Virginia Woolf that resulted in the famous book-length essay A Room of One's Own.
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