Girton College, Cambridge
Girton College is one of the colleges of the University of Cambridge, England. It was built in 1869 and it was the first college for women. It was given official status only in 1948, when women were allowed in the university. In 1976 it started allowing men too. The college is quite far away from the city centre of Cambridge. Actually, it takes the name from the village where it is found, Girton. It has about 700 students.
Some very famous people have studied at this Girton, like Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.
It has one of the biggest libraries in Cambridge.
It is named after Girton Village. This is because it is in Girton 2.5 miles away from the university town.
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