London Borough of Camden
The London Borough of Camden /ˈkæmdən/ is a borough in north west London, and forms part of Inner London. The southern reaches of Camden form part of central London, the local authority is Camden London Borough Council. The borough was created in 1965 from the area of the metropolitan boroughs of Hampstead, and St Pancras. The borough was named after Camden Town, which had gained its name from Charles Pratt, the transcribed diaries of William Copeland Astbury, recently made available, describe Camden and the surrounding areas in great detail from 1829–1848. There are 162 English Heritage blue plaques in the borough of Camden representing the diverse personalities that have lived there. The area is in the part of the city, reaching from Holborn. Neighbouring areas are the City of Westminster and the City of London to the south, Brent to the west and Haringey to the north and Islington to the east. It covers all or part of the N1, N6, N7, N19, NW1, NW2, NW3, NW5, NW6, NW8, EC1, WC1, WC2, W1 and it contains parts of central London.
Camden Town Hall is located in Judd Street in St Pancras, Camden London Borough Council was controlled by the Labour Party continuously from 1971 until the 2006 election, when the Liberal Democrats became the largest party. In 2006, two Green Cllrs, Maya de Souza and Adrian Oliver, were elected and were the first Green Party councillors in Camden, Camden was the fourth to last council to drop out of the campaign, doing so in the early hours of 6 June. Borough councillors are elected every four years, between 2006 and 2010 Labour lost two seats to the Liberal Democrats through by-elections, in Kentish Town and Haverstock wards. A Labour Councillor in Haverstock ward defected to the Liberal Democrats in February 2009, at the local elections on 6 May 2010 the Labour party regained full control of Camden council. The new council is made up of 30 Labour,13 Liberal Democrats,10 Conservatives, at the Councils AGM, Labours Nasim Ali took office as Camdens first leader from the Bengali community. Labour Councillor Jonathan Simpson was elected the Mayor of the Borough, the organisations staff are led by the Chief Executive who is currently Mike Cooke.
Each directorate is divided into a number of divisions headed by an assistant director and they in turn are divided into groups which are themselves divided into services. This is a model to most local government in London. Pancras in the south, represented by Labours Keir Starmer, in 1801, the civil parishes that form the modern borough were already developed and had a total population of 96,795. This continued to rise throughout the 19th century as the district became built up
Helen Gardner (critic)
Professor Dame Helen Louise Gardner DBE was an English literary critic and academic. She was best known for her work on the poets John Donne, Helen Louise Gardner was born in Finchley, Middlesex in 1908, the middle child and only daughter of the journalist Charles Gardner and his wife, named Helen. She was eleven when her died and the family thereafter made their home with her grandparents. Helens mother was highly ambitious for her daughter, who demonstrated artistic talent from an early age. Gardners early education was at the North London Collegiate School, in 1926 she went to St Hildas College, and in 1929 obtained a first-class honours degree in English language and literature, in 1935 she became M. A. Her teaching career began at the University of Birmingham, where she held a temporary post, after three years as an assistant lecturer at Royal Holloway College in London, she returned to Birmingham, as a member of the English department. She became a tutor at Oxford in 1941 and was a fellow of St Hildas College, in 1966, she became Merton Professor of English literature in the University of Oxford, the first woman to hold this chair.
Her specialist areas were T. S. Eliot, the poets and religious poetry, with many essays published on these subjects. She edited The New Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250–1950 and she retired from the chair in 1975. Her 1949 collection of essays, The Art of T. S. Eliot, is regarded a seminal work on the poet, if there are passages whose meaning seems elusive, where we feel we are ‘missing the point, ’ we should read on, preferably aloud. We must find the meaning in the reading and she revisited Eliots work in 1978 with her study of The Composition of Four Quartets, published by Faber and Faber. Gardner edited an influential and authoritative edition of Donnes poetry in 1952, John Donne and those editions include both the 1633 and 1635 editions of his collected works, the earlier editorial work of Herbert Grierson, and the manuscripts on which these works were based. This work was revised and republished in 1978. Gardner compiled The Faber Book of Religious Verse and The New Oxford Book of English Verse and her work met with great acclaim, and she was awarded the CBE in 1962 and a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1967.
In 1971 she was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and she received honorary degrees from Cambridge, London and Yale universities. She died in Bicester in 1986, Helen Gardner was a lifelong Labour voter and, when she lived in Birmingham, canvassed for Labour in a Conservative area. She was a key witness for the defence in the obscenity trial of Lady Chatterleys Lover in 1960, the character of E. M. Ashford in Margaret Edsons Wit was reportedly based on Dame Helen Gardner
The International Baccalaureate, formerly known as the International Baccalaureate Organization, is an international educational foundation headquartered in Geneva and founded in 1968. To teach these programmes, schools need to be authorised by IB, the organizations name and logo were changed in 2007 to reflect a reorganisation. Consequently, IB may now refer to the organisation itself, any of the four programmes, when Marie-Thérèse Maurette wrote Educational Techniques for peace. In 1948, she created the framework for what would become the IB Diploma Programme. The IB headquarters were established in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1968 for the development. The IB Middle Years Programme was first offered in 1994, within five years,51 countries had MYP schools. A revised MYP programme was introduced in September 2014, the IB Career-related Programme was first offered in 2012. Alec Peterson was IBs first director general, followed by Gérard Renaud, Roger Peel, Derek Blackman, George Walker, Jeffrey Beard and Dr.
Siva Kumari. As the IBs mission in action, the learner profile describes the aspirations of a global community that shares the values underlying the IBs educational philosophy. The IB learner profile describes the attributes and outcomes of education for international-mindedness, IB learners strive to be, Inquirers Knowledgeable Thinkers Communicators Principled Risk-takers Balanced Reflective All four programmes use the IB learner profile. The IB maintains its Foundation Office in Geneva, the Assessment Centre is located in Cardiff and the curriculum centre moved in 2011 to The Hague, Netherlands. Three Global Centres have been opened, Maryland in the United States, Singapore, in 2003, the IB established the IB Fund, incorporated in the United States, for the purpose of enhancing fundraising and keeping funds raised separate from operational funds. In 2004, the IB approved a plan to ensure that programmes and services are of the highest quality. In 2010 and 2015 the strategic plans were updated after substantial consultation, the vision for the next 5 years was to more consciously establish the IB as a leader in international education and the Board outlined a vision and four strategic goals with key strategic objective.
The IB governance is composed of an IB Board of Governors, the structure of its different committees are based on respect and collaboration. The Board of Governors can comprise between 15 and 25 members, members are elected by the Board on the recommendation of the governance committee, and from nominations presented from the Heads Council, Regional Councils and the Board. To encourage diversity of gender and geography, there are only three ex officio positions, Director General, the chair of the Examining Board and the chair of the Heads Council. The IBDP was featured in the summer 2002 edition of American Educator, in the USA, in 2006, as part of the American Competitiveness Initiative, President George W
Barbara Joan Estelle Amiel, Baroness Black of Crossharbour is a British journalist and socialite. She is the wife of media baron Conrad Black. Amiel was born into a Jewish family in Watford, Hertfordshire and her parents divorced when she was eight, after her father left her mother for another woman. Her mother subsequently remarried and in November 1952, the couple emigrated with Barbara, her sister and half-brother, to Hamilton and her father committed suicide in 1956. While in England, Amiel attended North London Collegiate School in Canons Park, Greater London, in 1959, she entered the University of Toronto, where she attended University College and took a degree in Philosophy and English. Amiel was an active communist, and was a delegate in 1962 to the Soviet-organised World Festival of Youth and Students in Helsinki, Amiel entered a brief marriage to Gary Smith in 1964 when she was 23 years old. Her second marriage was to George Bloomfield from 1965 to 1971 and her third marriage was to poet and author George Jonas from 1974 to 1979.
A fourth marriage was to cable businessman David Graham in 1984, in July 1992, she married Conrad Black, a Canadian mining and media baron. Black renounced his Canadian citizenship to accept the peerage and he was convicted of mail fraud and obstruction of justice in 2007. Amiel stood by her throughout the lengthy trial and afterwards. Amiel has been a longtime columnist for Macleans magazine noted for her political views. In the late 1960s Amiel was an editor and on-camera presence for CBC TV Public Affairs. In the 1970s she was intermittently on contract with both CTV and TV Ontario, by Persons Unknown, The Strange Death of Christine Demeter, which she co-authored with her third husband, won The Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Fact Crime book. She was a columnist for the Toronto Sun in the 1980s and 1990s, from 1986 to 1994, Amiel was a columnist for The Times and The Sunday Times. In 1994, she moved to the Daily Telegraph, owned by her fifth husband and she has served as vice-president, editorial of Hollinger International, the holding company Conrad Black controlled.
In December 2001, she caused a sensation by reporting, in The Spectator, remarks alleged to have been uttered by the then-French ambassador to the UK. He was shown by Amiel as having described Israel as that shitty little country, Amiel has been criticised for writing articles that portray Arabs and Islam in a derogatory fashion. In 2003, she attacked BBC current affairs coverage, claiming that it has seen as a bad joke for decades
James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos
James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos, PC DL FRS was the first of fourteen children of Sir James Brydges, 3rd Baronet of Wilton Castle, Sheriff of Herefordshire, 8th Baron Chandos, and Elizabeth Barnard. He was a member of parliament for Hereford from 1698 to 1714, First marriage On 2 February 1695, Brydges married Mary Lake, daughter of Sir Thomas Lake and Rebecca Langham. She died on 15 September 1712 and she was the daughter of Francis Willoughby and Emma Barnard. Third marriage On 18 April 1736, the Duke married Lydia Catherine Van Hatten, Brydges was educated at Westminster School and New College, Oxford. In 1694 he was elected to the Royal Society, during the War of the Spanish Succession, Brydges was paymaster-general of the forces abroad, and in this capacity he amassed great wealth. The ethics of his operations were called into question at the time. He continued to engage in speculative investments after being made Duke of Chandos in 1719, but with less success – he lost money in the South Sea Bubble, Brydges built a magnificent house at vast expense at Cannons, an estate near Edgware in Middlesex.
There Brydges ran through several architects prominent in the English Baroque and he began in 1713 with William Talman, whom he dismissed in favour of John James in 1714, James had partly executed his designs before James Gibbs succeeded him in 1715. Howard Colvin concludes that the south and east elevations, as well as the chapel, were the designs of Gibbs, Brydges dismissed Gibbs in 1719, and completed the house under the supervision of John Price and, in 1723–25, Edward Shepherd. On its site, now incorporated in Greater London, is Canons Park, Chandos was Lord Lieutenant of the counties of Hereford and Radnor, and Chancellor of the University of St Andrews. He became involved in the efforts to create a home for foundlings in London that would alleviate the problem of child abandonment in the capital, the charity, called the Foundling Hospital, received its royal charter in 1739, on which the Duke is listed as a governor. He served as a patron to his relative George Rodney, to become famous for his victory at the Battle of the Saintes.
Before Chandos was made a duke, he employed the young composer George Frideric Handel over a period of two years, 1717–18, Handel lived at Cannons, where he composed his oratorio Esther and his pastoral opera Acis and Galatea. In 1719 Chandos was one of main subscribers in the Royal Academy of Music, not the well-known conservatoire of that name, the poet was caricatured by Hogarth for his supposed servility to Chandos. Pope published a denial of his satire of the Dukes estate. According to Pope biographer Maynard Mack, Chandos thereafter assured Pope by letter that he believed him, the 1st Duke of Chandos and several members of his family are buried at the Chandos Mausoleum at the Church of St Lawrence, Whitchurch Lane, Little Stanmore, London. His third wife, who survived him, moved to Shaw House, the pulpit and other fittings from Chandoss chapel were reinstalled in the parish church at Fawley, Buckinghamshire, by John Freeman of Fawley Court. His sister, The Hon. Mary Brydges, married Theophilus Leigh, a Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600–1840 R. H.
Nichols and F. A. Wray, The History of the Foundling Hospital Johnson, Joan
Camden Town, often shortened to Camden, is an inner city district of northwest London,2.4 miles north of the centre of London. It is one of the 35 major centres identified in the London Plan, the areas industrial economic base has been replaced by service industries such as retail and entertainment. The area now hosts street markets and music venues which are associated with alternative culture. Camden Town is named after Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden and his earldom was styled after his estate, Camden Place near Chislehurst in Kent, formerly owned by historian William Camden. The name, which appears on the Ordnance Survey map of 1822, was applied to the early 20th century Camden Town Group of artists. Camden Town stands on land which was once the manor of Kentish Town, sir Charles Pratt, a radical 18th century lawyer and politician, acquired the manor through marriage. In 1791, he started granting leases for houses to be built in the manor, in 1816, the Regents Canal was built through the area.
Up to at least the mid 20th century, Camden Town was considered an unfashionable locality, the Camden markets, which started in 1973 and have grown since then, attract many visitors all week. Camden Lock Village, known as Camden Lock market, suffered a major fire, Camden Town, previously in the Metropolitan Borough of St Pancras, became part of the London Borough of Camden when it was created in 1965. Camden Town is contained in the following political constituencies for different purposes, listed with some incumbents as of 2017, Camden London Borough Council, Camden Town with Primrose Hill, returns three Borough councillors. UK Parliament, Holborn and St Pancras, four Labour, two Conservative, one Green, one UKIP. Camden Town is on flat ground at 100 feet above sea level,2.4 miles north-northwest of Charing Cross. To the north are the hills of Hampstead and Highgate, the culverted, subterranean River Fleet flows from its source on Hampstead Heath through Camden Town south to the Thames. The Regents Canal runs through the north of Camden Town, from the end of the twentieth century entertainment-related businesses and a Holiday Inn started moving into the area. A number of retail and food chain outlets replaced independent shops, driven out by high rents and redevelopment.
Restaurants with a variety of culinary traditions thrived, many of them an away from the markets, on Camden High Street and its side streets, Chalk Farm Road. The plan to re-develop the historic Stables Market led to a steel and glass extension, built on the edges of the site in 2006, Camden is well known for its markets. Camden Town Tube station is near the markets and other attractions and it is a key interchange station for the Bank, Charing Cross and High Barnet Northern line branches
Henry Purcell was an English composer. Although incorporating Italian and French stylistic elements into his compositions, Purcells legacy was a uniquely English form of Baroque music, Purcell was born in St Anns Lane, Old Pye Street Westminster – the area of London known as Devils Acre – in 1659. Henry Purcell Senior, whose older brother Thomas Purcell was a musician, was a gentleman of the Chapel Royal, Henry the elder had three sons, Edward and Daniel. Daniel Purcell, the youngest of the brothers, was a composer who wrote the music for much of the final act of The Indian Queen after Henry Purcells death. Henry Purcells family lived just a few hundred yards west of Westminster Abbey from 1659 onwards, after his fathers death in 1664, Purcell was placed under the guardianship of his uncle Thomas, who showed him great affection and kindness. Thomas was himself a gentleman of His Majestys Chapel, and arranged for Henry to be admitted as a chorister, Henry studied first under Captain Henry Cooke, Master of the Children, and afterwards under Pelham Humfrey, Cookes successor.
Henry was a chorister in the Chapel Royal until his voice broke in 1673, when he became assistant to the organ-builder John Hingston, who held the post of keeper of wind instruments to the King. Purcell is said to have been composing at nine years old and it is assumed that the three-part song Sweet tyranness, I now resign was written by him as a child. After Humfreys death, Purcell continued his studies under Dr John Blow and he attended Westminster School and in 1676 was appointed copyist at Westminster Abbey. Henry Purcells earliest anthem Lord, who can tell was composed in 1678 and it is a psalm that is prescribed for Christmas Day and to be read at morning prayer on the fourth day of the month. In 1679, he wrote songs for John Playfords Choice Ayres and Dialogues and an anthem, the dates of very few of these sacred compositions are known, perhaps the most notable example is the anthem They that go down to the sea in ships. The challenging work opens with a passage which traverses the full extent of Gostlings range, beginning on the upper D, in 1679, who had been appointed organist of Westminster Abbey in 1669, resigned his office in favour of his pupil.
Purcell now devoted himself almost entirely to the composition of sacred music, between 1680 and 1688 Purcell wrote music for seven plays. It was written to a libretto furnished by Nahum Tate, and performed in 1689 in cooperation with Josias Priest, a dancing master, priests wife kept a boarding school for young gentlewomen, first in Leicester Fields and afterwards at Chelsea, where the opera was performed. Both works run to less than one hour, at the time and Aeneas never found its way to the theatre, though it appears to have been very popular in private circles. The composition of Dido and Aeneas gave Purcell his first chance to write a musical setting of a dramatic text. It was his opportunity to compose a work in which the music carried the entire drama. The story of Dido and Aeneas derives from the source in Virgils epic the Aeneid
Eleanor Bron is an English stage and television actress, and an author. She is best known for her roles as Ahme in Help. Bron was born in 1938 in Stanmore, into a Jewish family. Before her birth, her father Sidney had legally changed his name from Bronstein to Bron, in an effort to enhance his newly founded commercial enterprise and she attended the North London Collegiate School and Newnham College, Cambridge. She characterised her time at Newnham as three years of unparalleled pampering and privilege, Bron was the partner of the architect Cedric Price for many years until his death in 2003, they had no children. Her elder brother was the record producer Gerry Bron, Bron began her career in the Cambridge Footlights revue of 1959, entitled The Last Laugh, in which Peter Cook appeared. The addition of a performer to the Footlights was a departure, until that time it had been all-male. Her film appearances include the role of Ahme in the Beatles film Help and her name inspired Paul McCartney when he composed Eleanor Rigby.
She appeared in the films Two for the Road alongside Albert Finney and Audrey Hepburn, more recently she has appeared in the film adaptations of Black Beauty and The Nightmare Before Christmas. In the Beatles film A Hard Days Night she had a cameo part where she interacts with John Lennon on the stairs backstage. She appeared as the Queen in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, her work included such programmes as Where Was Spring. And After That, This – the one with the egg timer in the opening credits and she collaborated with novelist and playwright Michael Frayn on the BBC programmes Beyond a Joke and Making Faces. She appeared in Equal Opportunities, a 1982 episode of the BBC series Yes Minister, hacker plans to promote her—ostensibly to strike a blow for womens rights—only to be sorely disappointed. She appeared as Mary in The Day Christ Died, Bron appeared in a brief scene in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who serial City of Death, alongside John Cleese. The pair are art critics in Denise Renes art gallery in Paris who are admiring the TARDIS, Brons character, believing this to be part of the work, states that it is Exquisite, absolutely exquisite.
Later she had a more substantial guest role in another Doctor Who television serial, Bron appeared in the Doctor Who radio drama Loups-Garoux, in which she played the wealthy heiress Ileana de Santos. Bron played an art critic again in 1990, appearing in the BBC sketch comedy show French, she made frequent appearances in Jennifer Saunders television series Absolutely Fabulous. Bron played, via flashback, the character of Patsys mother. After giving birth, she would always say Now take it away and she had a supporting role in the 1994 BBC ghost story The Blue Boy, and appeared in the BBCs biographical TV movie Saint-Ex in 1996
South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. The earliest Korean pottery dates to 8000 BC, with three kingdoms flourishing in the 1st century BC and its rich and vibrant culture left 19 UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritages of Humanity, the third largest in the world, along with 12 World Heritage Sites. Annexed into Imperial Japan in 1910, Korea was divided after its surrender in 1945, peace has since mostly continued with the two agreeing to work peacefully for reunification and the South solidifying peace as a regional power with the worlds 10th largest defence budget. South Koreas tiger economy soared at an average of 10% for over 30 years in a period of rapid transformation called the Miracle on the Han River. A long legacy of openness and focus on innovation made it successful, today, it is the worlds fifth largest exporter with the G20s largest budget surplus and highest credit rating of any country in East Asia.
It has free trade agreements with 75% of the economy and is the only G20 nation trading freely with China, the US. Since 1988, its constitution guarantees a liberal democracy with high government transparency, high personal freedoms led to the rise of a globally influential pop culture such as K-pop and K-drama, a phenomenon called the Korean Wave, known for its distinctive fashionable and trendy style. Home of the UN Green Climate Fund and GGGI, South Korea is a leader in low carbon growth, committed to helping developing countries as a major DAC. It is the third least ignorant country in the Index of Ignorance, ranking eighth highest for peaceful tolerance. It is the worlds largest spender on R&D per GDP, leading the OECD in graduates in science, the name Korea derives from the name Goryeo. The name Goryeo itself was first used by the ancient kingdom of Goguryeo in the 5th century as a form of its name. The 10th-century kingdom of Goryeo succeeded Goguryeo, and thus inherited its name, the modern spelling of Korea first appeared in the late 17th century in the travel writings of the Dutch East India Companys Hendrick Hamel.
After Goryeo was replaced by Joseon in 1392, Joseon became the name for the entire territory. The new official name has its origin in the ancient country of Gojoseon, in 1897, the Joseon dynasty changed the official name of the country from Joseon to Daehan Jeguk. The name Daehan, which means great Han literally, derives from Samhan, the name Joseon was still widely used by Koreans to refer to their country, though it was no longer the official name. Under Japanese rule, the two names Han and Joseon coexisted, there were several groups who fought for independence, the most notable being the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea. Following the surrender of Japan, in 1945, the Republic of Korea was adopted as the name for the new country. Since the government only controlled the part of the Korean Peninsula
Frances Mary Buss was a headmistress and an English pioneer of womens education. The daughter of Robert William Buss, a painter and etcher and her grandparents, whom she was visiting in Aldersgate, sent her to a private school housed in the most basic accommodation. to get me out of the way. Next she was sent to a school in Kentish Town which she remembered as simply consisting of children learning Murrays Grammar. Aged 10 she attended an advanced school in Hampstead, by the age of fourteen she herself was teaching there. During 1848–9, she attended evening lectures at the newly opened Queens College in Harley Street and she was taught by F. D. Maurice, Charles Kingsley, and R. C. Trench, and gained certificates in French and Geography, to Dorothea Beale, a contemporary at Queens, she described the education she had gained there as opening ‘a new life to me, I mean intellectually’. The school was renamed the North London Collegiate School for Ladies, Buss was its first Headmistress and remained so for the rest of her life.
Under her headship, and with the help of family members, in July 1870 Frances Mary Buss handed over the school to trustees, and in the following year she founded the Camden School for Girls with the aim of offering more affordable education for girls. She was the first person ever to use the title Headmistress, Buss was at the forefront of campaigns for the endowment of girls schools, and for girls to be allowed to sit public examinations and to enter universities. In 1869 she became the first woman Fellow of the College of Preceptors, helping to establish the Colleges professorship of the science and her election to a Fellowship of the College in 1873 was the only public recognition she ever received. She was a member of the Council of the Teachers Training, Buss was a suffragist, participating in the Kensington Society, a womans discussion society, and the London Suffrage Committee. Her name is associated with that of Dorothea Beale in a rhyme, Miss Buss and Miss Beale. How different from us, Miss Beale and Miss Buss, in the spring of each year North London Collegiate School, North London Collegiate School Jeju and Camden School for Girls all hold Founders Day to commemorate Frances Mary Buss and her legacy.
Pupils and guests each carry a daffodil in memory of Miss Buss’s favourite flower, the educational values that Frances Mary Buss taught at the North London Collegiate School became the model for many schools throughout the UK and overseas. This included Pretoria High School for Girls, founded in South Africa by Edith Aitken, School Website NLCS Archives Spartacus, Frances Buss Association of Head Mistresses AIM25, Frances Mary Buss and family
Agnes Robertson Arber FRS was a British plant morphologist and anatomist, historian of botany and philosopher of biology. She was born in London but lived most of her life in Cambridge and she was the first woman botanist to be elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society and the third woman overall. She was the first woman to receive the Gold Medal of the Linnean Society of London for her contributions to botanical science and her scientific research focused on the monocotyledon group of flowering plants. She contributed to development of studies in botany during the early part of the 20th century. Her work concentrated on the topic of philosophy in botany, Agnes Arber was born on 23 February 1879 in London. Her father gave her regular drawing lessons during her early childhood, at the age of eight Arber began attending the North London Collegiate School founded and run by Frances Buss, one of the leading proponents for girls education. It was here that Arber first met Ethel Sargant, a plant morphologist who gave presentations to the school science club.
Sargant would become her mentor and colleague, having an influence on Arbers research interests. In 1897 Arber began studying at University College, gaining her B. Sc. in 1899, after gaining an entrance scholarship Arber became a member of Newnham College and took a further degree in Natural Sciences. She gained first class results in every examination at both universities, along with prizes and medals from University College, London. She was awarded a Doctorate of Science in 1905, Agnes Arber married paleobotanist Edward Alexander Newall Arber, in 1909 and moved back to Cambridge, where she would remain for the rest of her life. Her only child Muriel Agnes Arber was born in 1913, became a geologist and her husband had many interests in common, and her marriage was described as happy. Arber was awarded a Research Fellowship from Newnham College in 1912 and published her first book Herbals, their origin and her husband Newall Arber died in 1918 following a period of ill health. Arber never remarried, but continued with her research and she studied in the Balfour Laboratory for Women from her marriage until the laboratorys closure in 1927.
Arber maintained a laboratory in a back room of her house from until she stopped performing bench research in the 1940s. Agnes Arber died on 22 March 1960 at the age of 81, Arber returned to work in Sargents laboratory at least once during the summer holidays while she was studying at University College London. Whilst at University College London Arber conducted research on the group of plants, producing several papers on their morphology. The study and philosophy of plant morphology would become the focus of her work