2019-20 marks the 40th anniversary of the admission of women to Lincoln College. This photographic portrait exhibition features 21 outstanding Lincoln alumnae, nominated by their peers and selected by a small committee of students, staff, and Fellows. The exhibition, with photography by Robert Taylor, celebrates their achievements and their stories, as well as the community of Lincoln women that they represent.
We hope that this diverse and dynamic group of Lincoln women will serve to inspire the next generation of Lincolnites.
In the history of a college that is soon to reach its 600th anniversary, a change that took place no more than 40 years ago may, at first sight, appear as being too recent to mark. Yet the admission of women as undergraduates and graduates in 1979 was a decisive moment in Lincoln’s long history. It was and has been an entirely good decision and, as we approach this anniversary, it is right that we should reflect on it with this small exhibition in the Hall. The exhibition celebrates the presence of 40 years of women at Lincoln for
the College community as a whole.
- H.R. Woudhuysen, Rector