Academic prize

Humphrey and Francis Ravenscroft’s ethics and foresight still serve to motivate many people.  They believed that education should be available to all.  Among their many achievements, Humphrey established a ladies college in Camberwell and Francis personally guaranteed the cost of developing new premises for Birkbeck College where he was Governor for half a century.

Drawing on their leadership and to mark Ede and Ravenscroft's 300 year anniversary, in 1989, The Ede and Ravenscroft Academic Prize for Excellence was established.  It offers assistance to a second year student to help them excel in their field.