A female-only Cambridge College faculty will now settle for purposes from transgender college students.
Murray Edwards, whose alumni embody broadcasters Claudia Winkleman and Sue Perkins, had solely admitted girls since its creation in 1954.
It’s going to now contemplate those that establish as feminine and, the place recognized as male at delivery, have “taken steps to reside within the feminine gender”.
Transgender college students purposes are being thought of for the 2018 consumption.
It additionally mentioned the identical standards would apply for these college students that want to switch to the faculty throughout their diploma.
The school council has accredited the change entry necessities and mentioned it needs to be an inclusive setting and “takes delight in our open and pleasant neighborhood”.
An announcement mentioned: “Many people throughout the faculty have sympathy with the concept that gender isn’t binary, and have issues that slim gender identities and the expectations related to them are damaging each to people and to wider society.
“The school can be supportive of scholars who don’t want to outline themselves as both feminine or male.”
Murray Edwards is one among three all-female schools at Cambridge College – alongside Newnham and Lucy Cavendish – and is the primary to make this modification to their entry coverage.
Dame Barbara Stocking, President of Murray Edwards School mentioned: “We’re a university that’s open to all excellent younger girls and so it’s completely proper, each legally and inside our set of values, for anybody who identifies as feminine to have the ability to apply to check with us.”
However Germaine Greer, who has lectured at Newnham, instructed the Every day Telegraph: “In the event that they (Murray Edwards) actually do not consider that gender is binary, then they actually should not be a single intercourse faculty.”