A Timeline of important events at The College.
Provisional committee meets to prepare for the foundation of a college of schoolmasters.
Advertisement in The Times informing prospective members of the intention to hold an inaugural general meeting in London to form The College.
Opening of The College at the Freemasons’ Tavern, Bloomsbury, London.
Deputation to Prime Minister, Lord John Russell.
First teacher examinations in the theory and practice of education.
Establishment of the College’s Ladies’ Department admitting first female trainee teachers.
The College’s journal ‘The Educational Times’ published.
Granting of Royal Charter of Incorporation by Queen Victoria.
First external examinations for boys launched in Nottingham.
Frances Buss appointed as first female member of Council.
Joseph Payne accepts invitation to be Professor of Education.
The College cooperates with London University to launch the Institute of Education. To mark this, the College inaugurates the Joseph Payne Lecture Series.
The College exhibits at the Festival of Britain, to coincide with the launch of ‘Education Today’.
The College introduces the new Certificate of Education examination for secondary schools.
First regional executives introduced.
Expansion of overseas examinations particularly in developing countries.
Relaunch as The College of Teachers; name changed by Supplemental Charter.
The College accredits the Chartered London Teacher Scheme.
The College creates the Lady Plowden Memorial Medal to honour and recognise significant, specific and lasting contributions to education.
The Lady Plowden Memorial Medal is presented to Professor Geoff Whitty for his outstanding contribution to education.
His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh, K.G., K.T. becomes Patron of The College of Teachers.