Queen's College, London

Queen's College, London

Queen's College is an all-girls English independent school located in Harley Street, London. It was founded in 1848 by F. D. Maurice, Professor of English Literature and History at King's College London. Originally it was at number 66, later renumbered to 45. Later still it expanded into number 49. Queen's College, London currently occupies number 43 to 49 Harley Street.

In 1853 the school was the first girls' school that was granted a Royal Charter for the furtherance of women's education. This was the first such charter ever granted.

According to the "Good Schools Guide", the school "Creates confident, articulate, street-smart young women whose career choice is more likely to be in the arts and media, or in education, than the civil service or banking." [http://www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk/school/queens-college-london.html]

Notable Alumnae

"Alumnae have included many notable women over the school's history."

*Beatrice Harraden, writer and suffragette
*Eleanor Davies-Colley, surgeon
*Dorothea Beale (1848-55), Founder of Cheltenham Ladies' College & St Hilda's College, Oxford
*Frances Mary Buss (1848), Founder of North London Collegiate School
*Gertrude Bell (1884-6), Archaeologist, cartologist, diplomat
*Katherine Mansfield (1903-6), Poet, author
*Kathleen Kennedy (1938), Marchioness of Hartington, sister of John F. Kennedy
*Gillian Sheen (1945-7), Olympic fencing gold medallist
*Deborah Moggach (1959-62), Writer and novelist
*Anna Wintour (1960-3), Editor of American Vogue
*Christina Onassis (1967-8), Daughter of Aristotle Onassis
*Jane Procter (1970-2), Editor of Tatler magazine
*Margaret Morris (1972-4), Dancer
*Daisy Goodwin (1972-7), BBC Television Producer
*Emma Freud (1973-80), Broadcaster
*Vanessa Walters (1988-1995), Author
*Rosie Oddie (1997-2004), Singer
*Rebecca Wilcox (1992-1999), TV Presenter
*Peaches Geldof
* Suzannah Walker Wise (1983-89), Actress [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0936418/]

Principals of Queen's College

*Revd R. Chenevix Trench
*Revd. A. P. Stanley (1863-1872)
*Revd. J. LLewelyn Davies (1873-1874)
*Revd. E. Plumptre (1875-1879)
*Revd. J. Llewelyn Davies (1879-1886)
*Canon R. Elwyn (1886-1894)
*Revd. C. J. Robinson (1895-1898)
*Revd. T. W. Sharpe (1898-1903)
*Canon G. C. Bell (1904-1910)
*Sir Henry Craik (1911-1915)
*Revd. J. F. Kendall (1915-1918)
*Mr Joseph Edwards (1919-1931)
*Miss G. E. Holloway (1932-1940)
*Miss A. M. Kynaston (1940-1963)
*Mrs S Fierz (1964-1983)
*Mrs P. J. Fleming (1983-1990)
*Lady Goodhart (1991-1999)
*Miss Margaret Connell (1999- )

Books About

* "Queen's College 1848-1948: Founded by Frederick Denison Maurice" by Rosalie Glynn Grylls [ Old Queen, 1919-1923 ] , London: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd., 1948.
* "A History of Queen's College, London 1848-1972" by Elaine Kaye [ Former member of the staff and author of "History of the King's Weigh House Church."] , London: Chatto and Windus, 1972.

* "Queen's College: 150 Years and a New Century" by Malcolm Billings, London: James & James, 2000.

External links

* [http://www.qcl.org.uk/ Queen's College website]
* [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=22141 British history on line: Queen's College, Harley Street]
* [http://www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk/school/queens-college-london.html Profile at the Good Schools Guide]


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