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The Curriculum Foundations Reader

“I don’t wanna go to school!” All of a sudden, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought school into millions of homes around the world. A familiar morning complaint like the above does not always happen anymore. The Western notion that formal education primarily occurs...

5 Top Tips for Academic Blog Writing

More and more researchers are turning to blogs to get their ideas and opinions to a wide audience quickly. It’s even good for your academic writing! But what makes a good academic blog? Here's 5 top tips for writing for the HES blog Keep It Simple Scholar You don’t...

postgraduate report from our annual conference

PGR Report, History of Education Society Annual Conference, Limerick 9-10 November 2018 Catherine Holloway and Ellie Simpson This year’s History of Education Annual Conference was welcomed to the historical city of Limerick, the third largest city in Ireland....

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...

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...