SP5107 : Wychwood School, Banbury Road, Oxford

taken 1 year ago, near to Marston, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Wychwood School, Banbury Road, Oxford
Wychwood School, Banbury Road, Oxford
Wychwood School, founded in 1897, is an independent day and boarding school for girls aged from 11 to 18: details at LinkExternal link.
As can be seen here, the main building comprises two large Victorian villas, linked by a modern in-fill section.
In the foreground, a plaque honours Dame Honor Fell (1900-1986), who did important work on rheumatoid arthritis. At the time of its foundation the school was considered somewhat advanced because of its emphasis on educating girls in science: as the plaque indicates, this approach clearly paid off.
Honor Fell's papers are held at the Wellcome Library and have been digitised: see LinkExternal link.
Blue Plaques
A blue plaque is a permanent sign installed in a public place to commemorate a link between that location and a famous person or event, serving as a historical marker.

The world's first blue plaques were erected in London, England in the nineteenth century to mark the homes and workplaces of famous people.
The original blue plaque scheme started in the 1860s, is now run by English Heritage in London. It is believed to be the oldest such scheme in the world.
There are currently about 850 plaques in London.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 4 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 23 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Educational sites 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5109 0782 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:46.0041N 1:15.6634W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5107 0779
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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