17 MAY 1884, Page 3

On Tuesday afternoon, the diplomas gained by the students at

Bedford College were distributed by Sir T. Ferrer, when it appeared that at the last London University ex- amination for the degree of BA. every one of the eight Bedford College women had passed,—four of them in the honours division, and the other four in the first class. This is exceedingly creditable to the staff of the Bedford College, and. shows that some of the ladies' colleges are emulating the best work of the elder colleges. The Ladies' College, Cheltenham, is another institution which keeps up a very high standard of work, and sends admirably prepared pupils to the examinations of the University of London.