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date: 15 July 2020

The Ladies Dining Societylocked

(act. 1890–1914)
  • Ann Kennedy Smith

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The Ladies Dining Society (act. 1890–1914) was formed in Cambridge by Louise Creighton and Kathleen Lyttelton, both wives of clerical dons at the university. The 1880s had seen an influx of women into university life, as the first women’s colleges became established and fellows were allowed to marry; wives and women students alike were ‘pioneers and settlers of a new territory’ (...

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