Celebrating 40 Years of Women at Worcester

40 Years On

On 11th October 1979, 41 women crossed Worcester’s threshold as undergraduates and graduates, the first time that women had been admitted as students of the College.  Worcester’s doors were fully opened after 265 years, but only after considerable debate amongst the College community.  It is important, in this celebratory year, not to erase the role women have played in Worcester’s history even when denied formal membership.

On entering College, to mark this 40th anniversary year a number of boards are on display starting with ‘Generation 1979’, ‘Women and Worcester before 1979’,  ‘Worcester’s Pioneers’, ‘MCR & JCR’, ‘Ongoing Struggles’ and finally we took the opportunity to update the ‘History of the College’ recognising the newest of our buildings The Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre.

You can view the boards on our Instagram and Facebook pages.


40 years since women first crossed Worcester’s threshold as undergraduates and graduates

A weekend of celebrations has been arranged which includes a Welcome Reception on Friday 3rd April, a full programme of interesting talks on Saturday 4th finishing with Dinner in Hall.  As you will see from the booking form you can choose to attend the whole weekend which will include accommodation in College on both nights, or if you prefer you can choose to attend part of the weekend.  We look forward to seeing you.