Private visit to the Ladies College

Date(s) - 2nd Apr 2019

Cheltenham Ladies' College


Private visit to the Ladies College with illustrated talk on Dorothea Beale followed by a guided tour around the school with Rachel Roberts.

Rachel studied Medieval English and History at the University of Birmingham and qualified as a professional Archivist after completion of the University of Liverpool’s postgraduate training course in Archive Administration. She has a background of working in local government Record Offices and specialised in running records management programmes to ensure that educational records were stored securely and preserved as future research material.

She is currently employed as the College Archivist to Cheltenham Ladies’ College, a post she has held for thirteen years. This has enabled her to gain an in-depth knowledge of the archive collections and strengthen a life-long interest in the development of women’s education. Her presentation will concentrate on the pioneering work of Dorothea Beale in championing women’s education in the second half of the nineteenth century and the impact this had on the growth and decoration of the purpose-built College buildings.


10:50: Meet outside the main entrance to the Ladies College. The visit ends at approximately 12:45.

If you have any questions, please email or ring Martha on 01242 526601.

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Cheques should be payable to Friends of The Wilson and sent with a sae or clearly written email address to Martha Alleguen, 7 Sydenham Road South, Cheltenham GL52 6EF.


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