Today marks 100 years since the first women were formally admitted and allowed to study at Oxford University. 

Women were first allowed to have a full membership to the university on 7 October 1920.

A week after this women were given the right to be awarded degrees.

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Women had been allowed to study at the university since the 1870s but it was only in 1920 they were allowed to become full members and get a degree. 

After this change was made, female students who had previously been denied the right to be awarded a degree started to return to Oxford. 

Baroness Amos of Brondesbury, Master at University College, said: "Thinking back about the history of the University, and the fact we have been here 800-900 years, a hundred years feels like a pretty short time."

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Dr Rebecca Surender, the university advocate for equality and diversity, added: "I really hope it's an opportunity for the whole University and wider community to come together to think about what are the ongoing, what are the current challenges to full gender equality?

In the last two years, the university has admitted more women undergraduates than men.