"The only thing awoman can own is knowledge...We must build our Trojan horse and infiltrate from the inside." - Mrs Elizabeth Welsh, Principal, Girton College
It is 1896. Girton College, Cambridge is the first college in Britain to admit women. They study ferociously and match their male peers grade for grade.
The men graduate, however the women leave empty handed, with nothing but the stigma of being a ‘bluestocking’- an unnatural, educated woman.
Principal Welsh is determined to win the women the right to graduate, whatever the cost.
Set against the backdrop of women's suffrage, this is a moving, comical and eye-opening story of women's fight for education and self-determination.