Queen Margaret University was founded in 1875, as The Edinburgh School of Cookery and Domestic Economy, by Christian Guthrie Wright and Louisa Stevenson, both members of the Edinburgh Ladies’ Educational Association. The School was founded as a women-only institution, with twin aims of improving women’s access tohigher education and improving the diets of working class families. Teaching was initially delivered via lectures at the Royal Museum, supplemented by a programme of public lectures and demonstrations delivered nationwide, but in 1877 the School established a base at Shandwick Place, in Haymarket.
She studied a degree in acting at Queen Margaret University, she is best known for her role as Guinevere in the BBC fantasy series Merlin.
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Queen Margaret University
Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh, EH21 6UU
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