404 Hampstead Garden Suburb Virtual Museum : event : Opening of The Institute
Opening of The Institute

The Institute, which shared a building with the Henrietta Barnett school, was opened by Henrietta Barnett herself to provide education for adults

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Opening of The Institute
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View of Institute from Central Square
Opened in 1909 by Hernietta Barnett the Institute has been at the heart of the Suburb Community for over a century. Dame Henritta believed in the transformative social powers of education and an adult education provider such as The Institute.


Henrietta Barnett School sports day 1930
Originally founded by Dame Barnett in 1911 to educate poorer girls to a good standard no matter their financial background and now consistently ranks amongst the highest state schools in the country. 


Henrietta Barnett in profile
Born in 1856 Henrietta Barnett founded the Hampstead Garden Suburb in 1906 as an area to the north of London with affordable housing and green spaces so the working clas did not have to live in the slums she experienced in Whitechapel. 

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