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Christ's Hospital

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Founded by Edward VI in the remains of Greyfriars Monastery for the education of poor children. The first pupils arrived in November 1552. In 1682 Sir Robert Clayton erected much of the building, designed by Wren, together with a statue of Edward VI.  Popularly known as The Bluecoat School where Charles Lamb was a pupil. Moved from the City of London to Horsham in 1902, and at the same time the boys' preparatory school also moved from Hertford to Horsham. The girls' school remained at Hertford until 1985, when it also moved to Horsham.  Part of Wren's building, the passage entrance, and the statue of Edward VI were incorporated into the Horsham building.

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Christ's Hospital

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Charles Lamb - Giltspur Street

Ornamental Passions have a good post on this memorial, saying that Lamb is sh...

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Christ's Hospital

Site of Christ's Hospital, 1552 - 1902 The Corporation of the City of London

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Christ’s Hospital School - sculpture - back

"On Quitting School" (sometimes "On Leaving School") is a sonnet by Coleridge...

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Christ’s Hospital School - sculpture - front

The children are marching out of the background, become older and fully 3D at...

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Edwards VI and VII

At the time gilded lettering incised into granite was a popular technique. We...

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John Runtz

John Runtz

Born at 3 William Street, Kingsland Road. He became a Tunbridge Ware manufacturer, then a music teacher. He broadened his interests to the general education of working-class children and became the...

Person, Education, Gardens / Agriculture, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Blind Veterans UK

Blind Veterans UK

This charity was founded at the start of WW1 by Arthur Pearson, the newspaper magnate who became blind in later life, as The Blinded Soldiers' and Sailors' Care Committee. February 1915 it opened t...

Building, Education, Social Welfare

2 memorials
Naonobu Sameshima

Naonobu Sameshima

Became a student at UCL in 1865.

Person, Education, Japan

1 memorial
Royal Holloway College

Royal Holloway College

Founded as a women-only college by Thomas Holloway in 1879 on the Mount Lee Estate in Egham. Sir Nikolaus Pevsner called the original college building (now listed Grade 1) "the most ebullient Victo...

Group, Education

1 memorial
Sir T. Gregory Foster

Sir T. Gregory Foster

First name was Thomas but he did not use it.  The first Provost of University College London, 1904–1929.  Vice-Chancellor of the University of London from 1928 to 1930.

Person, Education, Politics & Administration

1 memorial