Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London

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Education Jane Gardam
She was twelve when she overheard her English teacher telling her parents that she was clever, well ahead of the standard for her age. By this time she was attending Saltburn High School for Girls...
Education Carol Rumens
Carol-Ann Lumley (later CR ) attended Bedford (then a women's college, and a school of London University), to study philosophy.
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
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 Freya Stark
FS studied at Bedford College, University of London .
Geniesse, Jane Fletcher. Passionate Nomad. Random House, 1999.
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Education Anna Swanwick
Years later, sitting in the capacity of what amounted to a chaperone in classes taught by Francis William Newman at Bedford College , she noticed a slight error in his exposition, told him of it...
Education Willa Muir
The Carnegie Trust funded Willa Anderson (later WM ) to work on a thesis on the problems raised by sex in education at Bedford College , London; she never finished the thesis.
Allen, Kirsty, and Willa Muir. “Introduction”. Imagined Selves, edited by Kirsty Allen and Kirsty Allen, Canongate Classics, 1996, p. v - xiii.
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Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Education Julia Wedgwood
Her parents were active in the founding of Queen's College in May 1848. There and at Bedford College , JW attended lectures by F. D. Maurice and Francis Newman . James Martineau was also an influence.
Herford, Charles Harold, and Julia Wedgwood. “Frances Julia Wedgwood: A Memoir by the Editor”. The Personal Life of Josiah Wedgwood the Potter, Macmillan, 1915, p. xi - xxx.
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Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Education Richmal Crompton
RC received her BA in Classics from Royal Holloway College, London University , where she held several scholarships.
Cadogan, Mary. Richmal Crompton. Sutton, 2003.
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Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Employer F. Mabel Robinson
FMR hoped to become a painter, and devoted most of [her] girlhood to painting
Bainton, George, editor. The Art of Authorship. J. Clarke, 1890.
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before the full development of her interest in social and political issues. Vernon Lee in Miss Brown, 1884, somewhat...
Employer Jo Shapcott
JS began teaching English at Rolle College in Exmouth (one of the three main campuses of the University of Plymouth , which, however, is due to be relocated in a movement towards centralization). She then...
Employer Ann Oakley
AO was a Research Officer in the Social Research Unit at Bedford College, University of London .
Kester-Shelton, Pamela, editor. Feminist Writers. St James Press, 1996.
Family and Intimate relationships Ivy Compton-Burnett
ICB came home from Royal Holloway College with her BA in classics, to teach her younger sisters and to coach her brother Noel for his exams.
Spurling, Hilary. Ivy When Young. Victor Gollancz, 1974.
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Family and Intimate relationships Rosalind Coward
RC is married to Professor John Ellis , Head of the Department of Media Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London . In addition to publishing on visual media, he ran Large Door Productions from...
Friends, Associates Anna Swanwick
Occupation Beatrice Harraden
BH undertook various kinds of public service. She sat on the English committee for awarding the Femina Vie Heureuse prize, and became a governor of Bedford College in 1929. During the 1930s she was a...

Timeline

1849
Bedford College , initially known as the Ladies' College in Bedford Square, or Mrs Reid's Ladies College , was founded.
1849
Bedford College , initially known as the Ladies' College in Bedford Square, or Mrs Reid's Ladies College , was founded.
February 1858
Bessie Rayner Parkes described to George Eliot , in a letter, the limited company established by the Langham Place group to support The English Woman's Journal.
1859
Future anti-slavery lecturer and Bedford College graduate Sarah Parker Remond , an African American from the northern US, arrived in England.
12 October 1874
The College for Working Women was established in Fitzroy Street in London.
1886
Royal Holloway College for women was founded at Egham in Surrey, twenty miles from London, and opened by Queen Victoria .
1886
Royal Holloway College for women was founded at Egham in Surrey, twenty miles from London, and opened by Queen Victoria .
31 October 1910
Frances Olive Underhill , a graduate of Royal Holloway College , was appointed by E. W. B. Nicholson Assistant Librarian at the Bodleian : the first woman so appointed in England, after considerable infighting and...
1913
Caroline Spurgeon became the first woman professor in Britain when she was named Professor of English Literature at Bedford College .
11 July 1919
University women from Britain, the USA, and Canada met in London to plan the founding of the International Federation of University Women, which held an inaugural conference at Bedford College , London, in 1920.
1948
The University of London appointed Professor Lilian Penson vice-chancellor, the first time a woman held this position at a British university.
Early 1975
Gay Sweatshop Theatre Company was founded as a result of plans by a London co-operative community arts resource centre, Inter-Action , for a season of gay plays to follow their successful women's season.