As a liberal women’s college, it was the first higher education institution of its kind in Great Britain. In 1877 Bedford College received approval to conduct pre-examinations and thus to award university admissions to the University of London from the following year. The college was admitted to the University of London in 1900. It was not until 1965 that it took on male students for the first time.
In 1985 Bedford College was merged with Royal Holloway College . The unified college has since been officially called Royal Holloway and Bedford New College , but appears in public under the name Royal Holloway, University of London .
- Antonius Lux (ed.): Great women of world history. A thousand biographies in words and pictures . Sebastian Lux Verlag , Munich 1963, p. 388.