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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



Burton Street Hall

Church of Humanity
College Hall

East End Dwellings Company
Equitable Labour Exchange

Fellowship of the New Life
The Firm
Froebel Society
Froebelian Kindergarten and Association School

Gordon House

Home for Lady Art Students

Ladies’ Dwellings Company
London Co-Operative Society
London Ethical Society
Lord’s Day of Rest Association

Marchmont Hall
Medical, Clerical, and General Life Assurance Society

National Union of Teachers

Passmore Edwards Settlement
Peabody Trust
Photographic studio
Prison-Gate Home
Progressive Society of Carpenters and Joiners

Royal Oak Benefit Society
Russell House

Society for Improving the Condition of the Labouring Classes
Society for Promoting the Employment of Women
Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
Society to Remove the Causes of Poverty and Ignorance

Tavistock Place Training College
Teachers’ Guild of Great Britain and Ireland

Victoria Press

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This page last modified 14 April, 2011 by Deborah Colville


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