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Yorkshire Ladies’ Council of Education was established as an independent organisation in 1875.  Its aims were to improve the lives and the education of girls and women of all classes in Leeds and Yorkshire.  This wide remit led the original members to initiate many ambitious projects which once formulated and implemented were allowed to pass to a more permanent body to continue the work.  This remains the basic principle of the Council today.


An Executive Committee of Trustees oversees the running of the Council and its finances.  Three subcommittees act on the Trustees’ behalf, namely..

The Awards Committee

The Projects Committee

The Social Committee

There are other associated organisations;

Forest Hill

The Yorkshire Training Fund for Women