Punch,  60 (1871), 12.

The Chignon at Cambridge



News-Commentary, Drollery


Education, Gender, Universities, Mathematics

    Reports that several students at the 'Ladies' College at Hitchin' (renamed Girton College, Cambridge on its move there in 1872) have passed their 'Little-go' examination. Thinks that 'these Spinsters' will eclipse their male colleagues 'more completely than the Sun was the other day by the Moon', and that a young lady may well become Senior Wrangler in the Mathematics Tripos.

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