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Anne Jemima Clough (1820–1892) by Sir William Blake Richmond, 1882 The Principal and Fellows, Newnham College, Cambridge

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Clough, Anne Jemima (1820–1892), college head and promoter of women's education, was born in Liverpool on 20 January 1820, the third child and only daughter of James Butler Clough (1784–1844), cotton merchant, and his wife, Anne (d. 1860), daughter of John Perfect...

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Cour, Ethel Maud De la (1869–1957), college head and soroptimist, was born in Edinburgh on 6 December 1869, the daughter of Lauritz Ulrich De la Cour, a foreign merchant, and his wife, Alice-Maria. Educated at Madame Froebel's school, Edinburgh, and at a finishing school at ...

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Higgins, Ellen Charlotte (1871–1951), college head and feminist, was born at 12 Trinity Square, Brixton, London, on 14 August 1871 (she was always reticent about the date of her birth). Her parents, Henry Bell Higgins, a publisher, and his wife, Margaret Hay, who were both of Scottish descent, sent her to ...

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Stansfeld, Margaret (1860–1951), college head and promoter of physical education for girls, was born on 10 March 1860 in Church Street, Edmonton, Middlesex, to Mary, daughter of James Fallon, and her husband, James Stansfeld, a master baker. Little is known of Stansfeld's early life other than that her father died young leaving a large family with limited means, and that ...

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Stocks [née Brinton], Mary Danvers, Baroness Stocks (1891–1975), women's activist and college head, was born on 25 July 1891 at 8 Queen's Gate Terrace, Kensington, London, the eldest of the three children of Roland Danvers Brinton MD MRCP (1858–1946) and his wife, ...

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Mary Danvers Stocks, Baroness Stocks (1891–1975) by Philip Connard, exh. RA 1952 Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London