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The Amateur Dramatic Club, founded in 1855. Its theatre, managed by the university since 1973, is the oldest student playhouse in existence and has a remarkable record. For a brief account see Geoffrey Skelsey, ‘The ADC Theatre’, Cambridge 2 (1978) pp. 22-3, and for its early history Harry Porter, ‘Beginners please! the early years of the ADC’, ibid. (35) (Winter 1994-5) pp. 39-44.