Cambridge Women

This guided tour, led by Cambridge Green Badge guides, reveals the parts played by women in shaping the university, the town and the world beyond.

The founders of some of the oldest colleges were women yet Cambridge was the last university in the UK to award women degrees.

The university has the oldest police force in the world; find out how it was used to arrest and imprison women simply for being out on the street. Discover which of Henry 8th's wives saved all the colleges from destruction.

Learn about the great women scientists, eg the American who transformed cinematography, and even played a part in WW2 submarines. Then there were those who made great advances, but whose male colleagues got the Nobel prizes. And much more. Cambridge - where women are called "Masters" and men could become "Mistresses"!