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3 September 2021

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St Hugh’s Vice Principal visits statue of Emily Wilding Davison

College Vice-Principal Professor George Garnett together with his dog Lily recently visited the 2018 statue of Emily Wilding Davison, in Carlisle Park, Morpeth, Northumberland. She is buried in the nearby churchyard of St Mary’s, in a family plot.

Emily spent only one term in St Hugh’s Hall, Trinity 1895, in order to sit examinations for a degree in English Literature begun in 1891 at Royal Holloway College. Her studies had been interrupted by her father’s death.

Another statue of her was unveiled this summer in Epsom, the scene of her final, fatal act of protest at the Epsom Derby.

She is perhaps the only person associated with St Hugh’s to have been commemorated by two statues.

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