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Queen's College

Founded 1848

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
1. Queen's College Marker
Inscription. This College is an Independent Day School for girls aged 11-18 and was the first academic institution for girls providing qualifications and access to education
 
Erected by Queen's College.
 
Location. 51° 31.108′ N, 0° 8.807′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Harley Street just north of Queen Anne Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 43-49 Harley Street, City of Westminster, England W1G 8BT, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sir George Frederic Still (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Frederick Treves (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Edward Gibbon (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); James Smithson (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Sir F. Paolo Tosti (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Sir Julius Benedict (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Simón Bolívar (approx. half a kilometer away); Lord Milner (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .  Queen's College London (Wikipedia). Founded at a time when educational opportunities were restricted for women
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
2. Queen's College Marker - Wide View
in Britain, Queen's College became a pioneer in the field of women's education and emancipation. It also led the way in the study of music for women under William Sterndale Bennett and John Pyke Hullah who were among the founding directors. At the time, the establishment of the College was met with criticism in the press and the founder F. D. Maurice was forced to defend the intention of teaching mathematics to women against claims of its 'dangerous' consequences....In 1845 David Laing, chaplain of the Middlesex Hospital raised the money with a committee of patrons to acquire the building at 47 Harley Street with the intention of creating a home for governesses who were between jobs. Laing was keen to develop the institution to provide governesses with an education and certification. In 1847 he acquired the agreement of professors from King's College London to give lectures in the Home. Queen Victoria gave her assent, the promise of funds and agreed to be patron. In 1847, the first lectures took place, the Committee of Education was established under the chair of F. D. Maurice, and number 45 was purchased. In December of the same year, the first certificates were issued. Meanwhile, it was decided to extend the reach of the education on offer to women who were not governesses.
(Submitted on December 2, 2017.) 
 
Categories. EducationWomen
 
Queen's College and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
3. Queen's College and Marker
Queen's College is an independent school for girls aged 11–18 with an adjoining prep school for girls aged 4–11 in the City of Westminster, London. Founded in 1848 by theologian and social reformer Frederick Denison Maurice, Professor of English Literature and History at King's College London, along with a committee of patrons, the College was the first institution in the world to award academic qualifications to women. In 1853, it also became the first girls' school to be granted a Royal Charter for the furtherance of women's education. Ever since, the College patron has been a British queen; the current patron is Queen Elizabeth II. - Wikipedia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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