• Christ’s College Cambridge

    COLLEGE PROFILe Name: Christ‘s College Founded: 1505 by Lady Margaret Beaufort Christ’s College was first established as God’s House in 1437 by William Byngham, a London parish priest, and re-founded in 1505 by Lady Margaret. Her only child Henry VII, whom she had at the age of 14 (!), was King of England from 1485 to 1509. She was the richest woman in English Medieval history and used her wealth to promote education and religion.

  • Newnham College

    Being a women-only College, Newnham will always be associated with the history of women in education. When I did my research to write this article I was actually left infuriated by how hard women had to fight to become full and valued members of the University.