ROYAL HOLLOWAY UNIVERSITY

Today’s Royal Holloway is formed from two colleges, founded by two social pioneers, Elizabeth Jesser Reid and Thomas Holloway. They were among the first places in Britain where women could access higher education.

Bedford College, in London, opened its doors in 1849, and Royal Holloway College’s stunning Founder’s Building was unveiled by Queen Victoria in 1886 – it’s still the focal point of the campus. In 1900, the colleges became part of the University of London and in 1985 they merged to form what is now known as Royal Holloway.

COURSES

Biological Sciences
Classics
Comparative Literature & Culture
Computer Science
Drama, Theatre & Dance
Earth Sciences
Economics
Electronic Engineering
English
European Studies
Geography
History
Information Security
Law
Liberal Arts
Management
Mathematics
Media Arts
Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Politics & International Relations
Professional Studies
Psychology
Social Work

ABOUT THE AREA

Royal Holloway’s campus is set in 135 acres (55 ha) of woodland, between Windsor and Heathrow. Around 200 species of shrubs, 150 different types of tree and numerous wild flowering plants can be found in RHC’s parkland. The nearest station is Egham. The campus is about 40–50 minutes from Waterloo station in central London about 19 miles (31 km) away, and Windsor is 5 miles (8 km).

The campus is 2 miles (3.2 km) from M25 junction 13 and close to the M3, M4 and M40 and London Heathrow Airport.[11] RHC’s worst feature is considered to be that “Egham is not known for its social scene”, but it has been noted that the campus’s environment “offers the best of both worlds – friendly and relaxed on the one hand, dynamic and busy on the other.”

The Founder’s Building, which dominates the campus, has striking north and south towers and two large quadrangles and contains a chapel, kitchen and dining hall, lecture theatre and the arts library along with student rooms and offices. Founder’s has often been the centre of media attention and is a popular filming location for TV and film as a grandiose ‘university’ or ‘public school’.

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