Group    From 1863 

First Japanese students

Categories: Education

Countries: Japan

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In 1863 five noblemen of the Choshu clan left Japan to study at UCL. No one from Japan had previously studied outside their own country and they had to keep their departure hidden from the government. They studied Chemistry with Professor Alexander Williamson and also lived at his home. In 1865 a group of nineteen noblemen of the Satsuma clan did the same. The students returned home and became key in the development of modern Japan. Issuu contains details.

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First Japanese students

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Japanese students at UCL

The monument is made of fine-grained gabbro, polished to a black, mirror-like...

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London School Board

London School Board

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Group, Education, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Girton College

Girton College

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Building, Education

1 memorial
Florence Keen

Florence Keen

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Person, Community / Clubs, Education

3 memorials
Henry Leeke

Henry Leeke

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Person, Education

0 memorials
Hospital of St Anthony

Hospital of St Anthony

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Building, Education, Religion, Social Welfare

1 memorial