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HM The Queen Mother opened the Tuke and Reid extensions at Bedford College.


The Queen Mother visited Royal Holloway and viewed architectural models of proposed new buildings by Sir Leslie Martin. 

These included the first two new halls of residence – Athlone and Cameron – which were built between 1967-9. 


The Royal Holloway College Act (1962) received the Royal Assent to admit male undergraduate students, although none arrived until October 1965. 

This turned out to be the same time as Bedford College. 


The Queen Mother opened Hanover Lodge, a Hall of Residence in the Outer Circle, about 15 minutes’ walk across the park from Bedford College. 




The College Archives

The Royal Holloway Archives and Special Collections records relating to the histories of Royal Holloway College, Bedford College, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, as well as personal papers of former staff and students.

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