Janet Galloway

Education campaigner

Janet Anne Galloway (1841–1909) was the only surviving child of a land agent, valuator and accountant, who believed 'as much pain should be taken about girls as boys'. She was educated in Scotland and abroad and, on her return, was trained by her father in book-keeping and business matters. She was a keen supporter of the women's higher education movement. The Glasgow Assocation for the Higher Education of Women was founded by Janet (Jessie) Campbell and others in 1877 and Janet Galloway soon became its honorary secretary. She became secretary when the Assocation was incorporated as Queen Margaret College in 1883 and a university official when the College amalgamated with the University of Glasgow in 1892. She refused to be paid for any of the work. She was also a founder member of the female students' residence, Queen Margaret Hall, and was a prominent committee member of the Queen Margaret Settlement Association, a student social-work project.

Janet Galloway's contributions to the University of Glasgow were recognised in 1907 when she was awarded an honorary LLD. She is commemorated together with Isabella Elder in the memorial window of the Universtiy's Bute Hall. 1

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1: The University of Glasgow Story, www.universitystory.gla.ac.uk/biography