University of London have officially launched their Leading Women 1868–2018 campaign. Throughout 2018 they are celebrating the 150th anniversary of women being first admitted to higher education in Britain with a series of events and activities.
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, they can generate debate around the issue of gender equality and to actively provide opportunities for the next generation of women.
More information about the campaign can be found on the University of London website.