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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...

Anniversary Conference programme

We are pleased to announce the draft programme for our 50th Anniversary Conference: ‘Celebration, Commemoration and Collaboration – Milestones in the History of Education’ 10 – 12 November 2017 at The Winchester Hotel Conference hashtag: #ukhes50 @HistEdSocUK...

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...

What is YOUR story?

In a recent editorial in History of Education Researcher (May 2016), Rob Freathy and I examined the life of Lord Asa Briggs, focusing on his lesser known role as a code-breaker at Bletchley Park, and as a contributor to first ever edition of The History of Education....

What should the new HES website look like?

The History of Education Society’s website is being revamped to celebrate the Society’s 50th birthday in 2017. How do you want it to look? As one of the Society’s Peter Gosden Fellows, I’m looking for ideas and suggestions from current and prospective members about...

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