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First Japanese students

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Countries: Japan

First Japanese students

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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Winifred Darch

Winifred Darch

Author and teacher. Born in Brighton. A prolific writer of novels, mainly for girls. From 1906 to 1935, she worked as a teacher and housemistress at the High School for Girls, Loughton. We cannot f...

Person, Education, Literature

1 memorial
Royal Military Academy

Royal Military Academy

Founded as an academy for the training of commissioned officers of the Royal Artillery and Royal Engineers. Originally located in a converted workshop of the Royal Arsenal and so popularly known as...

Building, Armed Forces, Education

2 memorials
Takayuki Hori

Takayuki Hori

Became a student at UCL in 1865.

Person, Education, Japan

1 memorial
Central Foundation Girls School

Central Foundation Girls School

Moved from Spital Square in 1975 to the building in Bow Road.  Spitalfields Life reports on a 2013 school reunion at the old building, which is now Galvin Restaurant - old photos and reminiscences.

Group, Children, Education

1 memorial
Yozo Yamao

Yozo Yamao

Became a student at UCL in 1863.

Person, Education, Japan

1 memorial