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May 10, 1884


JAMA. 1884;II(19):528-529. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390420024007

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London, April, 1884.

Before long, the stronger sex will have to meet the gentler on an equal footing in all the professions. The invasion of women, which is the chief event in recent university history, has advanced another step at Oxford, when congregation agreed by 100 votes against 46 to admit women to several university examinations. The girls will not yet, at least, be examined in the new schools with the undergraduates, but they will have the same papers and the same examiners, and their class lists will be drawn up on the same standard. The lady students at Cambridge have been for some time examined in this way. The opponents of the scheme, however, were divided amongst themselves; some of them arguing that as women were so notoriously inferior to men it would be unkind to subject them to the same examinations, whilst others thought that the change would

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