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A WOMAN’S COLLEGE FROM OUTSIDE: VIRGINIA WOOLF’S FORGOTTEN CAMBRIDGE STORY

Friday 25 October: 11:00am - 11:30am
Friday 25 October: 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Newnham College, Meet at Pfeiffer Arch, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DF

‘Neither to Tartary nor to Arabia went the wind of the Cambridge courts, but lapsed dreamily in the midst of grey-blue clouds over the roofs of Newnham...’

This guided tour of Newnham College takes you back to the 1920s, when Virginia Woolf wrote the above description as part of her short story ‘A Woman’s College from Outside’. Retracing the steps of Woolf’s narrator through the college buildings and gardens, the tour explains how Newnham’s history and architecture relates to Woolf’s story, and gives an insight into 1920s student life.

Booking Information

Telephone number:
01223 766766

Booking required

Accessibility

Inaccessible

Additional Information

Age: 16+, Tour, Arrive on time, Free

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