Ladies Not Admitted

Ladies Not Admitted

Linley Sambourne (1844-1910)

Punch, 21 March 1896, p. 134

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"Very sorry, Miss Minerva, but perhaps you are not aware that this is a monastic establishment." ["The lady students of the Universities have received a cruel series of rebuffs within the last few days. On Tuesday week the Congregation of the University of Oxford refused to admit them to the BA degree. On Tuesday last it followed up this blow by rejecting all the resolutions proposed as alternatives. Yesterday the Cambridge Senate inflicted the unkindest cut of all by practically imitating the ungallant example of Oxford." Times, March 13, 1896.]

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