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Anne Jellicoe, Irish educationalist and Buswells Hotel

Leonor Bethencourt
Buswells Hotel

A short documentary on the legacy of Irish educationalist Anne Jellicoe (1823-1880), as part of Buswells Hotel’s built heritage. Prior to becoming a hotel, the building that is now Buswells, was The Queen’s Institute for the Training and Employment of Educated Women. A plaque in the lobby commemorates this institute, which was founded by Mrs. Anne Jellicoe in 1861. Jellicoe empowered middle-class Irish women to take advantage of the educational reforms of the 1870s, and to press for further improvements in the status of women generally. Part of her legacy is the Alexandra College, a pioneering secondary school founded in 1866, which prepared girls for competitive examinations and entrance to university. Today Alexandra College is a boarding and day school in Milltown, Dublin. The project organiser is calling for any descendents of women who attended the institute on Molesworth street to share anecdotes and information. They also invite staff, students and alumni from Alexandra College to share personal stories about their experience in education. The finished project will be a short video combining interviews, facts and information on the heritage of Anne Jellicoe and Buswells Hotel, which will be shared online.

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