Virginia Woolf in King's College (Cambridge) - 7 February, 1923

from The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.2, 1920-1924, pages 230-231:

Nessa's wedding day.  Reflections suppressed.  I must describe Cambridge. We walked from the station, past Rattee & Kett, cold, starry, dismal; then familiar; King's College Chapel, hasty wash & dress, & dine with Sheppard. He was in evening dress.  He carries a knobbed cane.  Maynard, Norton & Betty to dinner.  A good deal of raw time had to be manufactured. I had romanced so much about Cambridge that to find myself sitting there was an anti climax...And so to bed; with King's bell saying very pompously all through the night the hour. 

cite as

Virginia Woolf, and Anne Olivier Bell and Andrew McNeillie (ed.), The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.2, 1920-1924 (:London, 1978), p. 230. accessed: 2 March, 2024

location of experience: King's College (Cambridge)


Virginia Woolf

Listening to

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Church bells

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 February, 1923
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Mon, 12 Oct 2015 15:15:35 +0100
Approved on Sat, 19 Dec 2015 16:52:24 +0000