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A Gay History of Cambridgeshire, Part 4: Cambridgeshire’s Notable LGBT Residents

Octavia Hill, social reformer and founder of the National Trust Octavia Hill (1838-1912) was a prominent social reformer and activist, campaigning for better social housing and the preservation [...]

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A Gay History of Cambridgeshire, Part 3: Policing Victorian Sexuality

From its beginnings in 1209 up to the 1900s, Cambridge University was an entirely male institution. Not only were the students all men (and mostly upper class), but so too were the lecturers – [...]

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A Gay History of Cambridgeshire, Part 2: Monuments to LGBTQ+ Relationships

Civil partnerships have been legal in the UK since 2004, and gay marriage even more recently. And whilst the Church of England has been tying itself in knots with whether they approve of gay [...]

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A Gay History of Cambridgeshire, Part 1: Cambridge’s Notable LGBTQ+ residents

Over its 800-year history, Cambridge University has taught countless numbers of LGBT+ students. We all know some of the more recent names: national treasures Ian McKellan, [...]