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 Spread of the Maria Montessori Method in Catalonia, 1914-1939

The History of Education Society welcomes a post by Bernat Sureda García and Francisca Comas Rubí from the History of Education Research Group (GEDHE) at the University of the Balearic Islands. The Maria Montessori educational method found a favourable setting for its...

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’. He was...

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...