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Education Phyllis Bentley
Bentley was the first person in her family to receive such an extensive and expensive education: none of her brothers went beyond the secondary school level, and it was understood that Cheltenham was preparation for...
Education Buchi Emecheta
BE received her B.Sc. (with honours) in Sociology from the University of London .
Emecheta, Buchi. Head Above Water. Heinemann, 1994.
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Umeh, Marie, editor. Emerging Perspectives on Buchi Emecheta. Africa World Press, 1996.
Education Buchi Emecheta
BE earned her MA degree in philosophy from the University of London , and immediately enrolled to begin work toward her doctorate.
Umeh, Marie, editor. Emerging Perspectives on Buchi Emecheta. Africa World Press, 1996.
Emecheta, Buchi. Head Above Water. Heinemann, 1994.
Education Jessie White Mario
She arrived in London determined to study medicine so that she could serve as a field nurse during Garibaldi 's campaigns. She was refused entry to fourteen London hospitals. On 10 July 1856, a representative...
Education Robert Browning
Like Alexander Pope , Browning was an autodidact, educating himself in his father's vast library. In 1828 he began reading Greek at London University but dropped out in his second term.
Thomas, Donald. Robert Browning: A Life Within Life. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1982.
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Education Susan Miles
Having enrolled as a mature student, SM gained her first-class honours BA in philosophy from London University .
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
Education U. A. Fanthorpe
UAF received her Diploma of Education from London University , the year following her Honours BA in English from St Anne's College, Oxford .
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Education Augusta Ada Byron
AAB (now Countess of Lovelace) began studying with Augustus De Morgan , a leading logician and the first professor of mathematics at the University of London .
Encyclopædia Britannica Online.
under Lovelace, Augusta
Stein, Dorothy. Ada: A Life and a Legacy. MIT Press, 1985.
Education Beatrice Harraden
BH was educated at Dresden in Germany, then at Cheltenham Ladies' College (a secondary school), Queen's College , and Bedford College . She graduated from London University with a BA in Arts, having studied...
Education Kathleen E. Innes
Kathleen Royds (later Innes) graduated from the University of London with a BA (Second Class Honours) in Modern Languages (English and German).
Harvey, Kathryn. "Driven by War into Politics": A Feminist Biography of Kathleen Innes. University of Alberta, 1995.
Education Michèle Roberts
After her BA degree, she studied librarianship at the University of London , for a two-year postgraduate qualification: a year of practical work, a year of lectures, then exams.
British Council Film and Literature Department, in association with Book Trust. Contemporary Writers in the UK.
Michèle Roberts.
Roberts, Michèle. Paper Houses. Virago, 2007.
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Education Victoria Cross
While her sisters are known to have attended a small boarding school in England, it is unknown whether Annie Sophie, or VC , ever had any form of institutionalised lower schooling in England or India...
Education Kathleen E. Innes
About 1910-11, she spent four terms studying under author and naturalist William Henry Hudson in a University Extension programme taught at Gresham College . She graduated from this course first in her class and was...
Education Michelene Wandor
Later again she studied music at Trinity College of Music and the University of London .
Education Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Ruth Prawer enrolled to read for a BA in English at Queen Mary College , University of London , from which she went straight on to a graduate degree.
Crane, Ralph J. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Twayne, 1992.


27 October 1785
The London Hospital Medical College , established this year, opened its operating theatre.
The East India Company established a training college for civil servants.
11 February 1826
The present University College , University of London , was founded as the University of London.
30 April 1829
John Lindley gave his inaugural lecture as the first professor of botany at the newly established London University .
The University of London was founded, in effect extending university education substantially in the provinces and colonies.
Bedford College , initially known as the Ladies' College in Bedford Square, or Mrs Reid's Ladies College , was founded.
9 April 1858
Queen Victoria signed the royal charter giving London University (then comprised of two schools, University College and King's College ) the revolutionary power of offering courses and degrees externally.
April 1862
The Senate of the University of London voted against allowing women into their medical degree programme.
October 1865
Elizabeth Garrett obtained an apothecary's licence through the Society of Apothecaries : this began her medical career, after her rejection by the Universities of London , Edinburgh , St Andrews , Oxford , and Cambridge .
London University opened its degree examinations to all (male) candidates, including those at a distance and without university affiliation.
London University established a special examination for women over eighteen.
James Africanus Beale Horton published at LondonWest African Countries and Peoples, British and Native, and A Vindication of the African Race, analysing the conditions required to establish self-government for his people.
July 1874
The Senate of the University of London announced that it would allow women into the classroom but would not grant them degrees.
March 1877
The Senate of the University of London decided to admit a female student to their Medical Faculty; this decision was suspended a month later.