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Educational Societies.— The following are the principal Educational
Societies, with their objects and terms of subscription, according to official
returns furnished at the Editor’s request by their respective secretaries.
The societies omitted are those from which his request for information has
failed to elicit any reply:
LADIES’ HIBERNIAN SCHOOL SOCIETY, 267, Vauxhall-bridge-road—Subscription (no information). Object: Founded in 1823 for the scriptural education of the female children in Ireland.
NATIONAL EDUCATION UNION (instituted in 1869 “For securing the primary education of every child by judiciously supplementing the present system of National Education”), 19, Warwick-street, Cockspur-street. — Subscription: Supported by voluntary contributions. Object: To promote and sustain religious teaching and voluntary schools.
NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE, 64, Berners-st, Oxford-street. — Subscription: A subscription of any amount entitles a person to be a member for one year. Object: To obtain for women who are householders and ratepayers the power of voting for the election of Members of Parliament.
SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING FEMALE EDUCATION IN THE EAST, 267, Vauxhall-bridge-road. Subscription (no information). Object: To afford scriptural and useful education to the women and girls of Asia and Africa. Established 1834.
TEACHERS’ TRAINING AND REGISTRATION SOCIETY, 1, Queen-street, Brompton-road. – Subscription: Annual £1 1s.; donation of £25 entitles to life membership. Object: To create and maintain a high standard of professional qualification in teachers of schools above the elementary. There is in connection with the society a training college for high grade female teachers at Skinner-street, Bishopsgate-street.
WOMEN’S EDUCATION UNION, 1, Queen’s-st, Brompton-rd.--- Subscription: 10s. 6d. per annum with the journal. £1 1s. per annum entitles the members to receive all papers of the Union. A donation of £10 10s. constitutes life membership. Object: To improve the education of women of all classes.
YOUTHS’CHRISTIAN INSTITUTE, 48 and 49, Long-acre.— Subscription: 8s. to 12s. per year. Object: The social, mental, and religious improvement of young men.
Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879