Westminster Abbey Celebrates the 175th Anniversary of the Foundation of Whitelands College
Tuesday, 24th May 2016
A Service to Celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the Foundation of Whitelands College was held at Westminster Abbey at Noon on Tuesday 24th May 2016.
The service was conducted by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, who said in his Bidding:
On behalf of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster and in my capacity as a Pro Chancellor and former General Secretary of the National Society, it is a particular pleasure to welcome representatives of the University of Roehampton to our celebration of the foundation of Whitelands College 175 years ago.
We gather to give thanks for those pioneering years when the National Society was establishing school education for all, based on the principles and values of the Church of England, and higher education for women to prepare them for the noble vocation of teaching.
We shall celebrate the achievements of all the Colleges that established in 1975 a single higher education institution, that became twelve years ago the University of Roehampton. And we shall pray for all who govern and direct the University and for all who teach and learn that whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are of good report may here flourish and abound.