The University at War 1914-25

The History of Education Society welcomes a post from Dr Tomás Irish, winner of the 2017 KEVIN BREHONY BOOK PRIZE (Best first book in History of Education)  Writing in 1917, the president of the British Board of Education, H.A.L. Fisher, described the First World War...
Thinking Beyond the Impossible-new futures for secondary education

Thinking Beyond the Impossible-new futures for secondary education

Last week I took part in a new venture at Putney High School GDST school in South London. With invited pupils from other local schools the event took staff and students off timetable for a day and offered a range of seminars by visiting speakers. We were asked to...
Rethinking the school magazine

Rethinking the school magazine

Reform and expansion changed middle-class education in the nineteenth century. As a result, the middle-class school is ideal for ‘Rethinking the Institution in the Long Nineteenth Century,’ the aim of a conference held between 13 and 14 July 2017 at Liverpool John...

Educating Workhouse Children

Educating Workhouse Children by Dr Lesley Hulonce In 1877 schools inspector, J. L. Clutterbuck, painted this rather weary and monotonous picture of workhouse education: The annals of workhouse schools, as a rule, are uneventful. Teachers come and go, and boards of...