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Beale, Dorothea

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Born: 1831 AD
Died: 1906 AD, at 75 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Educators

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1831 - Dorothea Beale was born in London.

 

1847 - Dorothea was sent to a school in Paris for a year.

 

1848 - Studied at Queen's College.

 

Finished her studies they appointed her as their first woman mathematics tutor.

 

1856 - Head Teacher at Casterton School.

 

         - Became a popular book with teachers and helped her to be appointed as Head Teacher of Cheltenham

Ladies College.

 

1865 - Joined with Emily Davies and Elizabeth Garrett and eight other women to form a discussion group called the Kensington Society.

 

1867 - Drafted a petition asking Parliament to grant women the vote.

 

1892 - Beale purchased Cowley House in Oxford for £5,000.

 

1893 - Opened as St. Hilda's College, Oxford.

 

1897 - St. Hilda's was accepted by the Association for Promoting the Higher Education of Women as a high standard College for Women.

 

1898 - Wrote several books about education including Work and Play in Girls' Schools.

 

1906 - Dorothea Beale continued as the principal of Cheltenham Ladies College until her death.

 

 

 


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