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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.
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Stein, Dorothy. Ada: A Life and a Legacy. MIT Press.
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 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
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.
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.
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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.
Education Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Ruth Prawer received her MA (a degree which was then London's equivalent to the PhD) from London University as a member of Queen Mary College .
Blain, Virginia et al., editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford.
Education H. G. Wells
Having initially left school at thirteen, HGW later attended the Normal School which later became the Royal College of Science. His most important teacher and inspiration was Thomas Huxley . He failed his final exams...
Education Pat Barker
PB graduated with a BSc in international history from the London School of Economics (the LSE), which is part of London University .
Perry, Donna. “Going Home Again: An Interview with Pat Barker”. The Literary Review, pp. 235-44.
Education Theodora Benson
Later TB attended the School of Oriental Languages at London University (whose title changed in 1938 to School of Oriental and African Studies) in order to learn Malay for her planned trip to Asia.
Education Jane Loudon
After she was married she set out to educate herself in her husband's area of expertise: botany. She attended lectures given by John Lindley , first professor of botany at London University , and took...
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.
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Umeh, Marie, editor. Emerging Perspectives on Buchi Emecheta. Africa World Press.


27 October 1785: The London Hospital Medical College, established...

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27 October 1785

The London Hospital Medical College , established this year, opened its operating theatre.

1805: The East India Company established a training...

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The East India Company established a training college for civil servants.

11 February 1826: The present University College, University...

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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...

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30 April 1829

John Lindley gave his inaugural lecture as the first professor of botany at the newly established London University .

1836: The University of London was founded, in...

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The University of London was founded, in effect extending university education substantially in the provinces and colonies.

1842: The School of Pharmacy, now part of the University...

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1849: Bedford College, initially known as the Ladies'...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 .

1867: London University opened its degree examinations...

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London University opened its degree examinations to all (male) candidates, including those at a distance and without university affiliation.

1868: London University established a special examination...

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London University established a special examination for women over eighteen.

1868: James Africanus Beale Horton published at...

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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...

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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...

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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.


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