Girton150 <br>Anniversary Girton150 <br>Anniversary


1869 - 2019

Welcome to our anniversary webpages showcasing 150 pioneering years of excellence and inclusion.

Founded in 1869, Girton was the UK's first residential institution for the higher education of women to degree level. Still at the cutting edge of widening participation, Girton thrives today as a centre for world class learning and research within the collegiate University of Cambridge.

Girton College Timeline

Latest News

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    Eleven Bursaries now fully endowed - only nine to go!

  • 04

    Founders’ Memorial Lecture

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    Making the Difference

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    Campaign news

Forthcoming Events

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    North America Girton150 Celebration

  • 15

    Girton150 Founders’ Memorial Lecture by HIH Princess Takamado

  • 21

    Launch of the Lawrence Room Collections Book

  • 3

    Music and Choir Alumni Anniversary Reunion Evensong and Dinner

A Great Campaign Latest News

An Emily Davies Bursary has been endowed in perpetuity in the 2018 Telephone Campaign!

Our 2018 Easter Telephone Campaign was a fantastic success; raising over £258,000 for the College, including the endowment of one undergraduate bursary in perpetuity, thanks to the generosity of alumni. This is the third full bursary that has been endowed in the telethon over recent years!

Alumni gifts also brought us one step closer to endowing a Fellowship in Physical Sciences to be named after Dr Christine McKie, as well as bolstering funds for Graduate Research Scholarships, Academic Resources and for the Unrestricted Permanent Endowment.

The student callers thoroughly enjoyed the many inspiring conversations and exchanging Girton stories. We are always heartened by the warmth and generosity of Girtonians across the globe – thank you so much for standing with us and championing academic excellence in diversity.

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