A pioneer both of women's education
and the campaign for votes for women.
Founder of Girton College, Cambridge.
She was a daughter of the Rector
of Gateshead and lived her early
life in the Rectory which
stood on this site.
This article is about the women's education advocate. For the pottery decorator, whose married name was Emily Grace Davies, see Grace BarnsleySarah Emily Davies (22 April 1830 – 13 July 1921) was an English feminist, suffragist and a pioneering campaigner for women's rights to university access. She is principally remembered as being the co-founder and first Mistress of Girton College, Cambridge University, the first college in England to educate women.