Epsom College

Epsom College

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Epsom College is an independent co-educational public school in Epsom, Surrey, England, for pupils aged 13 to 18. Founded in 1853 to provide support for poor members of the medical profession such as pensioners and orphans ("Foundationers"), Epsom's long-standing association with medicine was estimated in 1980 as having helped almost a third of its 10,000 alumni enter that profession.Salmon 1980: 64 The college caters for both boarding and day pupils. The headmaster is a member of the Headmasters' Conference.

The Good Schools Guide called the school "consistently among top schools in the South East", adding that it is "very social".

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The school was founded in 1853 by Dr. John Propert as The Royal Medical Benevolent College, the aims of which were to provide accommodation for pensioned medical doctors or their widows in the first instance, and to provide a "liberal education" to 100 sons of "duly qualified medical men" for £25 each year.Taken from notes of the First General Meeting 25 June 1851, quoted in Salmon 1980: 4

The establishment of the College was the culmination of a campaign begun in 1844 by the Provincial Medical and Surgical Association, the forerunner of the British Medical Association.Salmon 1980: 2 The scheme saw the medical...
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