Portrait of Frederic William Maitland, Professor of Law (1850-1906) by Beatrice Lock (1880-1913) The Master, Fellows, and Scholars of Downing College in the University of Cambridge

Centenary of the Maitland Historical Society

Today we celebrate the centenary of the Maitland Historical Society at Downing College, founded on 27 April 1920 in the rooms of Keith Norman Hillson, who was elected as its first President.

It was initially named the Downing College Historical Society, but was immediately renamed in honour and memory of Frederic William Maitland, renowned legal historian and Downing Professor of the Laws of England from 1888 until his death in 1906.

Over the course of its 100 year history, the Society has continued to provide a regular and varied programme of events for Downing College students. 

Read more about the Maitland Historical Society in the full article here.

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Published 27 April 2020.