Downe House School


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Education Elizabeth Bowen
EB attended Downe House School , which then occupied Charles Darwin 's former house at Downe inKent.
Glendinning, Victoria. Elizabeth Bowen. Alfred A. Knopf.
38, 43
Education May Cannan
MC began attending Wychwood School , Oxford, at the age of eight. She and her elder sister were then sent as boarders to Downe House School . Here she took her higher certificate, but after...
Education Anne Ridler
Anne Bradby (later AR ), not yet thirteen, went as a boarder when her father retired from Rugby to Downe House School , which had just moved from Kent to Cold Ash near Newbury inBerkshire.
Ridler, Anne. Memoirs. The Perpetua Press, p. 240 pp.
Backscheider, Paula R., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 27. Gale Research.
27: 299
Ridler, Anne. Olive Willis and Downe House. John Murray.
Textual Production Anne Ridler
AR published a biography of her own old headmistress: Olive Willis and Downe House , An Adventure in Education, with a foreword by Elizabeth Bowen .
Contemporary Authors: New Revision Series. Gale Research.
80: 358
Ridler, Anne. Olive Willis and Downe House. John Murray.


1907: Educationalist Olive Willis founded a school...

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Educationalist Olive Willis founded a school for girls at Downe House in Kent, formerly occupied by Charles Darwin . Downe House School began with one pupil, five teachers, and no financial backing.


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