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London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Bedford College for Women

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 11, 2017
1. Bedford College for Women Marker
Inscription.
Bedford
College for Women
University of London
founded here
in 1849
by
Elizabeth Jesser
Reid

 
Location. 51° 31.118′ N, 0° 7.764′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Bedford Square just south of Montagu Place, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 47 Bedford Square, London Borough of Camden, England WC1B 3DR, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ram Mohun Roy (a few steps from this marker); Anthony Hope (within shouting distance of this marker); Lord Eldon (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Wakley (about 90 meters away); Thomas Hodgkin (about 90 meters away); Sir Harry Ricardo (about 120 meters away); Topham and Lady Diana Beauclerk (about 120 meters away); Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bedford College, London (Wikipedia). "Bedford College was founded in London in 1849 as the first higher education college for women in the United Kingdom. In 1900, it became a constituent of the University of London.
Bedford College for Women Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 11, 2017
2. Bedford College for Women Marker - Wide View
Having played a leading role in the advancement of women in higher education and in public life in general, it became fully coeducational in the 1960s....The college was founded by Elizabeth Jesser Reid (née Sturch), a social reformer and anti-slavery activist, who had been left a private income by her late husband, Dr. John Reid, which she used to patronise various philanthropic causes. Mrs. Reid and her circle of well-educated friends were firm believers in the need for improving education for women. In 1849, she leased a house at 47 Bedford Square in the Bloomsbury area of London and opened the Ladies College in Bedford Square. The intention was to provide a liberal and non-sectarian education for women, something no other institution in the United Kingdom provided at the time...." (Submitted on December 13, 2017.) 

2. Queen's College and the "Ladies' College" (Victorian Web, Jacqueline Banerjee). (Submitted on December 13, 2017.)
 
Categories. EducationWomen
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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