Celebrating 50 Years of Women at Churchill College

We’re celebrating 50 years since Churchill College was the first male Cambridge College to vote to admit women. 

Churchill College voted to go co-educational in 1968, leading the way for co-educational learning to begin in 1972.

We’re reflecting on how far Churchill College has come and what it means for and to women who have been part of Churchill College since that time, right through to today. We’ll be sharing perspectives, achievements and memories from students, staff and Fellows, past and present, across this academic year.

If you’ve got something you’d like to share, use the form below to let us know.

Events

We will be commemorating this special year with a series of events.

Upcoming events:

17th November: Give Me Inspiration

  • Churchill College Master, Athene Donald, speaks with Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon, renowned champion and inspiration for women looking to find a role in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

8th December: Work in Progress?

  • Churchillian Fellows of the Royal Society consider the place of women in the scientific community.  This talk will take place at the Royal Society from 6:30 pm.  Free to attend but booking is essential.

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Talks, Exhibitions & Recordings

Lesley Knox, 1972 Alumna, reflects on her time at Churchill College – extract from 2022 Alumni Weekend 

Churchill Archives Online Exhibition: 50 Years of Women at Churchill 

 

Stories & Talks

Across the year we will feature stories, interviews and content from those who have been involved with Churchill College, past and present, as we celebrate successes, share reflections and look forward to the future.

Featured stories

 

Latest News

Victoire Cachoux: Churchill College alumna and L’Oréal-UNESCO Young Talent

Rita Monson: Churchill College’s Senior Tutor’s Research Team makes New Antibiotic Discovery

 

Leadership at Churchill College

Churchill College is unusual among Cambridge Colleges in that it currently has a female Master, Bursar and Senior Tutor.

Athene Donald: The first female Master of Churchill College

Tamsin James: Current Bursar of Churchill College

Rita Monson: The first female Senior Tutor of Churchill College

 

Reflections 

The Struggle for Coeducation – Prof. Mark Goldie reflects

Jennifer Brook: The first female Bursar of Churchill College

Swati Sen: One of the first female Postgraduates

 

Meet some of our current students

Student Spotlight: Hannah Saint

Student Spotlight: Lily Archer

 

Share your stories

Got something you’d like to share as part of our celebrations? Let us know via our form.