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Mary Hare Biography

Oxford University Press published the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography in December 2019 which featured Mary Adelaide Hare.

Mary Hare's fascinating life story is covered in great detail including her attendance at Ealing Training College for Teachers of the Deaf in 1881 after which she progressed into a career teaching  deaf children via the 'oral method'.  Mary Hare then set up Dene Hollow Oral School for the Deaf in Brighton.

Other fascinating parts of Mary Hare's life include her membership of the local Women's Liberal Association and her part in the 'Mud March' in 1907 organised by the National Union of Women's Suffrage.  During the First World War Mare Hare also helped to run the Brighton branch of the Women Police Volunteers.

Mary Hare School in Newbury has occupied the same site since January 1946, two months after the death of Mary Hare in November 1945.

To read the full biography by the Oxford University Press, visit