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Charity scholars

Categories: Education, Philanthropy

Looking at London has a page about these little blue people but even there we can find no origin story explaining why and when the first such statues were erected. We note that there seems to be a rule that the boy is on the left and the girl on the right, just like the TV breakfast show hosts. When that row blew up the TV studios admitted that the left-hand position has always been seen as the senior spot, due, apparently to how the eye moves when reading.

Christ's Hospital was known as the Bluecoat School but there are no little blue people that we could see in Newgate Street. However we understand there are more statues inside and also in St Bride’s church Fleet Street and in the galleries at the Museum of London.

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Charity scholars

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Blewcoat School SW1 - charity boy

{On a stone plaque below the statue:} The Blewcoat School, built in the year ...

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Charity School - plaque

2023: Lionel Wright  has drawn our attention to an error in this plaque: St A...

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Eva Hubback

Eva Hubback

Feminist and suffragette. Born Eva Marian Spielman. In 1911 she married Francis Hubback, who was killed in WW1, leaving her with three children. 1916 - 17 director of economic studies at Newnham an...

Person, Education, Gender Issues, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Regent Street Polytechnic

Regent Street Polytechnic

Initially known as the Young Men's Christian Institute this was founded by Quentin Hogg out of the ruins of the Royal Polytechnic Institution.

Group, Education

3 memorials
Tudor Hall - Barnet

Tudor Hall - Barnet

Funded by the first Governors of the Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School and the Corporation of London.  Now part of Barnet and Southgate College and used as a banqueting hall and conference space, et...

Building, Education, Property

1 memorial
Tomoatsu Godai

Tomoatsu Godai

Became a student at UCL in 1865.

Person, Education, Japan

1 memorial
St Paul's School

St Paul's School

Founded in 1509 by Dean Colet, dean of St Paul’s Cathedral, on the site in what is now New Change. The building was destroyed in the Fire of London, and was twice rebuilt. When the school outgrew i...

Group, Education

3 memorials