London Institute of Education

Administrative / Biographical History

As one of the eleven colleges of the Cambridge Institute of Education, Bedford College of Physical Education was invited to temporarily join the London Institute of Education in 1967 so as to enable suitable students to register exceptionally as students of the London Institute taking the London Teacher's Certificate in 1968 and 1969 and, if they satisfied the necessary conditions, Part II of the London B.Ed. degree in 1969 and 1970. This arrangement became necessary because the University of Cambridge had rejected a proposal to establish a first degree in Education. An internal Honours Degree combining Education & Physical Education later became available to Bedford students at the University of Cambridge in 1970.