Co-editor History of Education
Tom Woodin is a Reader in the Social History of Education at the UCL Institute of Education where he is the programme leader for the History of Education MA. He has written on worker writers and community publishing in the UK since the 1970s and is currently producing on a book on the topic to be published by Manchester University Press in 2017. He researches co-operation and education and recently edited Co-operation, Learning and Co-operative Values (Routledge 2014). He led an ESRC funded project on the history of the school leaving age which resulted in a book, with Gary McCulloch and Steve Cowan, Secondary Education and the Raising of the School Leaving Age – Coming of Age?(Palgrave Macmillan 2013). Working with David Crook and Vincent Carpentier, he led another project for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on the history of community and mutual ownership which resulted in a report on the topic: http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/community-mutual-ownership. In 2007-8 he was the British Educational Research Association Brian Simon Fellow. His other research interests include the social history of learning, the history of social and labour movements, and the life and work of Brian Simon. He co-edits History of Education with Susannah Wright and Mark Freeman and, from 2008-13, co-edited the History of Education Researcher.