Group    From 1882 

Westfield College

Categories: Education, Gender Issues

Founded in 1882 by Constance Louisa Maynard and Ann Dudin Brown, as a residential women's college modelled on women's colleges already established in Oxford and Cambridge. The name probably came from the two houses in which it was founded; Westfield Villas. Women at Queen Mary gives an unlikely alternative.

Over the years it merged with the University of London. In 1989 it merged with Queen Mary College and half the Hampstead campus was sold to King's College, London. By 1992 Westfield College had moved out. 2015 King's College moved out. The site and its five Grade II listed buildings were sold to developers in 2016 and they created 'Hampstead Manor'. 

The picture shows staff and students in 1889 in the back garden of Maresfield Gardens.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Westfield College

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Westfield College

In these two houses on 2nd October 1882 Westfield College opened its doors fo...

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Manor House School

Manor House School

The school buildings are still there, on the North Side between Wix's Lane and Taybridge Road.  The building dates back to 1792 when it was Byrom House.  Sold in 1841, it became The Beeches.  1876 ...

Group, Education

1 memorial
St Luke's Parochial Schools

St Luke's Parochial Schools

St Luke's Old Street Conservation Plan (a pdf) refers to "History of St Luke's School" by M. Routledge, 1989, a book or leaflet, we assume.

Building, Education

6 memorials
Royal School of Naval Architecture

Royal School of Naval Architecture

Established in South Kensington on the site now occupied by the V&A Museum.

Group, Architecture, Education

1 memorial
East 15 Acting School

East 15 Acting School

Founded by Margaret Walker after she worked with Joan Littlewood at the Theatre Royal in Stratford, and had the same ethos of inclusivity and radical work. It was named after the postal district of...

Group, Education, Theatre

1 memorial