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Bloomsbury Institutions


What is the Bloomsbury Project?

The Leverhulme-funded UCL Bloomsbury Project was established to investigate 19th-century Bloomsbury’s development from swampy rubbish-dump to centre of intellectual life

Led by Professor Rosemary Ashton, with Dr Deborah Colville as Researcher, the Project has traced the origins, Bloomsbury locations, and reforming significance of hundreds of progressive and innovative institutions

Many of the extensive archival resources relating to these institutions have also been identified and examined by the Project, and Bloomsbury’s developing streets and squares have been mapped and described

This website is a gateway to the information gathered and edited by Project members during the Project’s lifetime, 1 October 2007–30 April 2011, with the co-operation of Bloomsbury’s institutions, societies, and local residents



Bedford College School

Catholic Schools of Compassion
Cavendish Society
College for Working Women
College of Preceptors
Coward College

Entomological Society

Female Education Society
Female School of Art
French Protestant Church School of Westminster

Geologists’ Association
Gordon College
Gower Street School for Girls

Home and Colonial School Society
Hunter Street Academy

Jewish High School for Girls and Day Training College for Teachers
Jews’ College

Ladies’ College
Ladies’ Society for Promoting the Mental Improvement and Religious Welfare of Jewesses
London High School
London Mathematical Society
London Oriental Institution
London School of Ethics and Social Philosophy

Manchester New College
Manchester Street School

National School (Dutton Street)
National Training School of Dancing
Night School for Working Men

Philological Society
Presbyterian College
Princes Street Board School
Prospect Terrace Board School

Quekett Microscopical Club

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

Sass’s Drawing Academy
Slade School of Art
Society of Biblical Archaeology
Swedenborg Society

Tavistock Place Training College

University College London
University College School
University Hall
University Tutorial College

West Central Collegiate Day School
Working Men’s College
Working Women’s College

Can’t find the institution you’re looking for? Go to a complete alphabetical listing of Bloomsbury’s institutions instead

This page last modified 14 April, 2011 by Deborah Colville


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