Eleanor Constance Lodge

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Eleanor Constance Lodge, CBE, was born on 18 September 1869 at Hanley, Staffordshire. She was Vice-Principal of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford from 1890 to 1921 and then Principal of Westfield College, Hampstead, in the University of London from 1921-31.

She was the first woman recipient of a D.Litt. by the University of Oxford, in 1928, which was awarded for her work in the field of modern history. She died aged 66 on 19 March 1936 at Oxford and was buried at Wolvercote Cemetery.[1]

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She was the youngest child, and only daughter, of Oliver Lodge (1826–1884), a china clay merchant, and his wife, Grace (née Heath) (1826–1879). Her siblings included Sir Oliver Lodge (1851–1940), physicist; Sir Richard Lodge (1855–1936), historian; and Alfred Lodge (1854–1937), mathematician.


  • Lodge, Eleanor Constance (1938). Janet Spens, ed. Terms & Vacations. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 


  1. ^ Death announcement in The Times, 21 March 1936.

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