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The Bloomsbury Group was a loose collective of English writers, intellectuals, philosophers and artists, the best known members of which included Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell, Roger Fry, Clive Bell, John Maynard Keynes, E. M. Forster and Lytton Strachey. Gwen Raverat was involved as secretary of  Vanessa Bell's Friday Group when she was studying at the Slade School of Art. The group was closely associated with Cambridge University where several members were stalwarts of the Apostles group there. They lived, worked or studied together near Bloomsbury, London, during the first half of the 20th century. Their works and outlook were to have a great influence on literature, aesthetics, criticism, and economics as well as modern attitudes towards feminism, pacifism, and sexuality.