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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...

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...

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