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Women at Cambridge: Flying the flag for women’s rowing

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The impact of women at Cambridge is incalculable. In 1869, Girton College became the first women’s college at Cambridge, and the first in Britain, to offer residential higher education for women. But Cambridge University did not grant degrees to women until the late 1940s, the last British University to do so

In this second of four films, Dr Lucy Delap, co-curator of Cambridge University Library’s The Rising Tide: Women at Cambridge exhibition, is joined by Gemma-Claire Ali of Newnham Boat Club and Siobhan Cassidy, Chair of Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club, to reflect on the history of women’s rowing in Cambridge. In 2013, Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club moved into a boathouse on the River Cam, 70 years after being founded, and are still fighting for equality in women’s rowing.

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