Old scrubbers only

July 20, 2001

As St Andrews University awaits the arrival of new student Prince William, closely followed by a tabloid stake-out of any potential girlfriend, it must yearn for the constraints of the past.

Patrick O'Farrell, assistant principal of Heriot-Watt University, revealed a 16th-century St Andrews regulation forbidding "any female to enter the college except the common laundress, who shall not be less than 50 years old".

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