Today's Royal Holloway is formed from two colleges, which were founded by two social pioneers, Elizabeth Jesser Reid and Thomas Holloway. They were among the first places in Britain where women could receive higher education.
Bedford College in London was established in 1849, and Royal Holloway College's stunning Founder's Building was unveiled by Queen Victoria in 1886 and it is still the focal point of the campus.
These colleges became part of the University of London in 1900 and merged into the current Royal Holloway in 1985.
We have 1,770 staff at Royal Holloway, spanning academic, administrative and support fields.
In addition, we have visiting teachers, interns and student staff working throughout the campus. (December 2020). Our staff widely represent countries across the world.