The Centenary of Bedford College for Women

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    QUEEN VICTORIA had been only twelve years on the throne when there was inaugurated in Bedford Square, London, a "Ladies' College" at which young women might acquire something more than their customary, somewhat vacuous, social background. Its founder, Mrs. Reid, had dreamed for many years of such a college for women, and it was owing to her coaseless effort and zeal that Bedford college opened its doors a full twenty years before Girton College was opened at Hitchin or the idea of Newnham College was conceived.

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    The Centenary of Bedford College for Women. Nature 163, 791–792 (1949) doi:10.1038/163791a0

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