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Copy of a hand drawn poster for ‘Princess Ida’, a 1982 production by University of London Opera Group, with Westfield participation, for the Westfield College centenary celebrations.

‘Princess Ida’ is a comic opera written by Gilbert and Sullivan in 1884, based on a narrative poem by Tennyson about a princess who founds a women’s university in her castle. In 1883, an article on Westfield College in Girls’ Own Paper was titled ‘The Dream of Princess Ida.’

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