She shared an apartment with Smilde on Glebe Point Road , but the relationship did not last; Wallace writes that the Push ideology of "free love" involved the rejection of possessiveness and jealousy, which naturally worked in the men's favour. We weren't used to it. Initially joining a two-year BA course, she managed to switch after the first term "by force of argument", according to Clive James to the PhD programme to study Shakespeare, supervised by Anne Barton. As Christine Wallace notes, one Newnham student described her husband receiving a dinner invitation in from Christ's College that allowed "Wives in for sherry only". The principal had asked for silence for speeches. Newnham College, Cambridge At the graduates' table, Germaine was explaining with passion that there could be no liberation for women, no matter how highly educated, as long as we were required to cram our breasts into bras constructed like mini- Vesuviuses , two stitched, white, cantilevered cones which bore no resemblance to the female anatomy.