Leslie Stephen Room
The Leslie Stephen Room is an attractive historic room located on the first floor overlooking Front Court with its beautiful Georgian façades.
Recently refurbished with new oak flooring, discreet acoustic ceiling panels, refreshed soft furnishings and new furniture, the Leslie Stephen Room now offers an even more flexible space for meetings, conferences and dinners.
The adjacent Chetwode Room lends itself perfectly as a breakout space for the Leslie Stephen Room where refreshments and lunch can be set up and served without disturbing your meeting.
- Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904) studied for both his BA (1854) and MA (1857) at Trinity Hall. He went on to become a leading essayist in literary criticism and intellectual history and was the first editor of the Dictionary of National Biography.
- Thomas Hardy, Robert Louis Stevenson and Henry James were among those writers whom Sir Leslie encouraged as an editor.
- Sir Leslie was the father of four children including writer Virginia Woolf and artist Vanessa Bell, both of whom were members of The Bloomsbury Group, an influential group of English writers, artists, intellectuals and philosophers.
- Not only is Sir Leslie said to have influenced his daughter Virginia’s passion for literature but also, as a keen mountaineer, he was said to have inspired her love of the great outdoors.