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President’s Pre-Conference Blog 2018

We are looking forward to hearing the latest in research in history of education at the annual conference in Limerick this weekend. As is our custom the AGM will also be held at the conference where I will report on the activities of the Society over the past year and...

Student Identities at Birmingham’s Mason College

 Student Identities at Birmingham's Mason College The 1870 Foundation Deed for a science college in Birmingham outlined the need for an education ‘specially adapted to the practical, mechanical, and artistic requirements of the manufactures and industrial pursuits of...

History of Education Society Fellowships 2019

In 2019, the History of Education Society will fund two Fellowships. The purpose of the Fellowship schemes is to establish a higher public profile for the History of Education Society, its associated publications and conferences, and other activities concerned with...

Music at Uppingham School, 1853–1908

Music at Uppingham School, 1853–1908 Music played little part in the education of British children before 1853 when Edward Thring was appointed headmaster of Uppingham School in the English Midlands. Thring created an innovative holistic curriculum for the two dozen...

Types of school in nineteenth-century England

Research into the history of education in nineteenth century England reveals a variety of different classifications of school. This blog provides an explanation of some of the more frequently encountered descriptions. Board schools: By the late 1860s there was a wide...

The Importance of Multicultural Education History

The History of Education Society welcomes a post by Joe Hopkinson. Joe is a Heritage Consortium PhD Candidate at The University of Huddersfield researching ‘The Experiences of Commonwealth Immigrants at School in the Industrial North, 1960-1980’. …

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...