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Leading Women 1868–2018

In 1868, nine women were admitted to the University of London. This was the first time in Britain that women had gained access to university education and this modest event was an immensely significant moment for the University, for women and for society as a whole.

The pioneering work of the University of London regarding women’s education continues. Given the extraordinary reach of the University of London and its member institutions, we can generate debate around the issue of gender equality and to actively provide opportunities for the next generation of women.

Throughout 2018 the University is celebrating this 150th anniversary with a series of events and activities.