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Frances Mary Buss

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(1827–94).

A pioneer of higher education for women, Frances Buss started teaching at 14. She entered Queen's College, London, in 1849 and went on to found the North London Collegiate School for Girls the following year. Starting with 35 pupils, a year later it had 135. Buss was a fervent supporter of women's suffrage and campaigned to have university examinations opened to girls, giving much help to Emily Davies in founding Girton College, Cambridge.

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