The site existed from 1934 to 1970, when it closed because of maintenance difficulties caused by flooding.
A similar bathing area Parson's Pleasure for nude male bathing, also existed nearby until 1991. It had been established at a much earlier date; both sites are now part of the folklore of Oxford University.
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- "Halcyon summer days taking a cool dip at Dame's Delight". Oxford Mail. UK. 18 August 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
- "Dipping at Dame's Delight – A Celebration of Women". www.outdoorswimmingsociety.com. The Outdoor Swimming Society. 8 March 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
- "Parson's Pleasure and Dame's Delight bathing places, Oxford". Dereliction in the Shires. Google Sites. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
- "Now there's nothing like a Dame's Delight". Oxford Mail. UK. 30 June 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
- Forster, Margaret (1964). Dame's Delight. Sphere. ISBN 978-0-7221-3626-3..
- Oxford University Parks: A Historical Guide
- Ten Amazing Facts at the Wayback Machine (archived 2009-08-23) (see #7)
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