Kendal – Stramongate School

 
Location Kendal
Grid Ref SD 518929

 

Kendal - Stramongate School
 
This school, founded by the Scciety of Friends in 1698, occupied premises beyond this passageway (on the left of the building) from 1792 to 1932.
In has connections with two famous scientists:
JOHN DALTON, founder of the atomic theory and ‘father of modern chemistry’, who taught here from 1781 to 1793
and
SIR ARTHUR STANLEY EDDINGTON, pioneer of stellar structure, author of “The Expanding Universe”, former Chief Assistant at Greenwich Observatory, Professor of Astonomy at the University of Cambridge, who was born here in 1882, his father then being the Headmaster.
 

Kendal - Stramongate School
 
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