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Beale

Dorothea. 1831--1906, British schoolmistress, a champion of women's education and suffrage. As principal of Cheltenham Ladies' College (1858--1906) she introduced important reforms
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St Hilda's, founded by the famous Victorian advocate of women's education Dorothea Beale, has enjoyed a unique status since 1992 when Somerville College, whose famous old girls include Margaret Thatcher, ended a century-old tradition and announced it would admit men.