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Girton College

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England's first residential college for women. Established in 1869 by Emily Davies and Barbara Bodichon. Originally located at Benslow House in Hitchin as it was felt to be less controversial not to site it in Cambridge. Eventually it was relocated to land near the village of Girton in Cambridgeshire and opened in October 1873. Male students were first admitted in 1978.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Girton College

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Emily Davies

Emily Davies, 1830 - 1921, founder of Girton College Cambridge lived here. Gr...

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Friedrich Froebel

Friedrich Froebel

Educationalist and inventor of the kindergarten.  Born Germany. Student of Pestalozzi.  We first heard of Froebel when studying the great Frank Lloyd Wright whose mother, determined that baby Frank...

Person, Education, Germany

1 memorial
Gospel Lighthouse Mission

Gospel Lighthouse Mission

Our drawing, from Exploring Southwark,shows the building to the right of the Mission before the Club building arrived.This website also gives the history of the construction of the two buildings, a...

Building, Education, Property, Social Welfare

1 memorial
S. R. Pearce

S. R. Pearce

1893 Superintendent of the Metropolitan Tabernacle Sunday School.

Person, Education, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
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

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Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft

Writer, philosopher and feminist before her time. Born Primrose Street, Spitalfields. Her radical book "Vindication of the Rights of Woman" (1792) in which she described marriage as "legal prostitu...

Person, Education, Gender Issues, Philosophy, Seriously Famous, Denmark, France, Norway, Sweden

10 memorials