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Written by Alys LW
(2/16/2003 5:53 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, When were girls first admitted at university?, penned by Ann2
Women were admitted to study at Oxford and Cambridge much later but, initially, they were not allowed to graduate. I recall a talented Math teacher in school who studied at Cambridge in the 1940s and had the 'Master of Arts' degree. However, when she had passed all the required examinations she was not awarded a degree but a 'certificate' to show that she had passed the degree examinations. It was only much later that the university awarded her the MA degree, presumably, when the university statutes had been changed to allow such awards.
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