Lord Londonderry and Sectarian Schooling in Northern Ireland

I am happy to state that our History of Education Blog is once again active! At the HES Blog we invite individuals, whether student, early career researcher or experienced historian, to demonstrate their research into the rich tapestry of educational history and its...

The First 365 Days as President…

Jonathan Doney, University of Exeter It is now a year, almost to the day, since I took up the reins as President of the History of Education Society from Stephen Parker, and a year since I promised to write a blog as incoming president (Sorry Elena!!) Jonathan Doney,...

History of Education Doctoral Summer School 2023: A Diary Account

Elena Rossi, Magdalen College, Oxford Taking advantaged of my role as the Peter Gosden Fellow here at the History of Education Society UK, I used the society's social media platform to post live updates about my experience at the History of Education Doctoral Summer...

Physical Literacy – a recent concept?

Malcolm Tozer Physical literacy, as applied to the physical education of children and the lifelong well-being of adults, has many advocates. The International Physical Literacy Association (IPLA) publishes a definition on its website and claims that the concept owes...

H A L Fisher and the Education Act of 1918 – The One That Got Away

Jamie Trezise, University of Sussex When considering the educational reforms of the 20th century, it will most likely be the 1944 Education Act, pioneered by Rab Butler, that comes to mind, which introduced secondary education for all.[1] Or perhaps it might be the...