Murray Edwards

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Murray Edwards is one in all three all-female Cambridge College Schools

A female-only Cambridge College school will now settle for functions from transgender college students.

Murray Edwards, whose alumni embrace broadcasters Claudia Winkleman and Sue Perkins, had solely admitted girls since its creation in 1954.

It can now think about those that establish as feminine and, the place recognized as male at beginning, have “taken steps to dwell within the feminine gender”.

Transgender college students functions are being thought-about for the 2018 consumption.

It additionally stated the identical standards would apply for these college students that want to switch to the school throughout their diploma.

The faculty council has authorised the change entry necessities and stated it needs to be an inclusive surroundings and “takes satisfaction in our open and pleasant neighborhood”.

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Feminist writer and tutorial Germaine Greer has criticised the transfer

An announcement stated: “Many people throughout the school have sympathy with the concept gender will not be binary, and have issues that slim gender identities and the expectations related to them are damaging each to people and to wider society.

“The faculty can be supportive of scholars who don’t want to outline themselves as both feminine or male.”

Murray Edwards is one in all three all-female faculties at Cambridge College – alongside Newnham and Lucy Cavendish – and is the primary to make this variation to their entry coverage.

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Murray Edwards was based in 1954 as New Corridor with simply 16 college students

Dame Barbara Stocking, President of Murray Edwards Faculty stated: “We’re a school 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 review with us.”

However Germaine Greer, who has lectured at Newnham, informed the Day by 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 school.”