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Beale, Dorothea

Born: 1831 AD
Died: 1906 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Educators

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.