Leslie Stephen Room

The Leslie Stephen Room is an attractive and historic room located on the first floor overlooking Front Court.  This light and airy room is popular for meetings and conferences for up to 35 guests.

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.

Historical information:

  • This room is named after Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904), father of writer Virginia Woolf and artist Vanessa Bell who were both members of The Bloomsbury Group, an influential group of English writers, artists, intellectuals and philosophers.
  • Sir Leslie Stephen 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.
  • Sir Leslie is said to have inspired his daughter Virginnia Woolf’s love of literature as well as exploring the great outdoors.

 

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