Last all-male Oxford college opens doors to womenReuters.
Oxford traces its history to the 11th century and boasts British Prime Minister David Cameron and former US president Bill Clinton as alumni. The last all-female college went mixed in 2008.
St Benet's Hall was founded in 1897, and has long had a unique character as a place where monks live while studying for degrees.
Werner Jeanrond, master of the college, has been pushing for the change since arriving three years ago. He said the only resistance came from "a very tiny minority of students and alumni who felt nothing should ever change".
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