#WycombeWomen: Dame Mary Cartwright

Honorary Senior, Dame Mary Cartwright (1900-1998) was a British mathematician and pioneer of the Chaos Theory. Cartwright was the first woman to receive the Sylvester Medal, to serve on the Council of…

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#WycombeWomen: Jackie Forster

Successful news reporter and actress, Jackie Forster (1926-1998), became one of Britain’s leading lesbian rights activists in the 1960s, being famously known as a trailblazer for the LGBTQ+ community. Jackie’s courage in…

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Careers Spotlight: Civil Service - Sophie Odenthal

Careers Spotlight: Sophie Odenthal

This week, LV – UVI pupils welcomed Wycombe Abbey Senior and Senior Strategy Advisor at HM Treasury, Sophie Odenthal, for a Careers Spotlight lecture. In this talk Sophie talked about her life…

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#WycombeWomen: Her Excellency Lana Nusseibeh 

‘I think boarding school is a place where you form your most intense friendships and learn how to communicate your feelings; there’s a genuine sense of having a shared experience that makes…

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Mia Rogers | Wycombe Abbey

2020 Wycombe Senior, Mia Rogers, signs Professional Cricket Contract

Senior, Mia Rogers (C329) attended Wycombe Abbey from 2013-2020 in Airlie House. Mia has recently signed her first professional cricket contract for the ‘Sunrisers’, to play in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint trophy…

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Wycombe Senior and International Campaigner, Lady Jessie Street

Wycombe Senior, Lady Jessie Street – dubbed “Red Jessie” by those who opposed her activism – was one of the 20th Century’s most prominent international advocates for women’s rights and equality. Her…

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Clarence 2020 Leavers join Seniors Community

It is time to say goodbye to our Clarence girls as their final week at Wycombe Abbey comes to an end. We are immensely proud of these girls and all their achievements…

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An Archive Parcel: 1907 and Elsie Bowerman

Wycombe Abbey holds a rich history, founded on 23 September 1896, by Miss Frances Dove, later Dame Frances. Recently, we have shared some our archive footage and images from the Second World War…

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Seniors Lacrosse Match and Carol Service

On Sunday 8th December Wycombe Abbey hosted the annual Seniors Lacrosse Match and Carol Service. The day was a success for the Seniors team who won the lacrosse match 10-7 against the…

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