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Born in Tameside, Greater Manchester, to a long line of cotton mill workers, in the same year that Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister, Victoria’s childhood shaped both her interest in economics and her ear for the voices of marginalised women. After a state school education in Oldham, Victoria earned an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge, followed by a Masters degree and a DPhil from the University of Oxford. She returned to Cambridge as a Fellow in 2009. In 2014 Victoria commissioned a nude portrait by Anthony Connolly, exhibited at The Mall Galleries in London. After the media controversy that followed, Victoria wrote in The Guardian that she aimed 'to raise questions about the depiction of women.

Royal Society of Portrait Painter's People's Portraits collection at Girton College, University of Cambridge

Cambridge


Date

2019

Medium

oil on board

Measurements

H 69 x W 69 cm (E)

Accession number

708

Acquisition method

on loan from the Royal Society of Portrait Painters

Work type

Painting

Signature/marks description

Signed and dated


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Royal Society of Portrait Painter's People's Portraits collection at Girton College, University of Cambridge

Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0JG England

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