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Oxford allows women to sit examinations 1884

29th April 2022

The University of Oxford – one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world – has been teaching men since 1096. But it took eight long centuries before Oxford allowed women to take examinations – 138 years ago today! Women were allowed to take the exams but not receive a degree. Only in 1920 were Oxford women finally recognised – and one of the graduates was this woman - Annie Rogers - who passed with first class honours 40 years before!
Image: Annie Rogers, by Lafayette, 1926, NPG x41479, © National Portrait Gallery, London