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July 2020: Monthly Roundup

News from HES (UK) For this year's annual conference, we're going virtual! This year's conference is on the theme ‘Education Otherwise: historical perspectives’ and will take place from 23rd to 27th November 2020. See the CFP here- deadline 11th September....

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Clever but underbred: mid-Victorian women qualified to teach

In 1865, according to Elizabeth Missing Sewell, middle class parents considering their daughters’ education found themselves on the horns of not one but three dilemmas.  Firstly how could they ensure that the result of education was that their daughters...

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2020 Birmingham Conference Postponed

With great regret the Executive Committee of the History of Education Society UK has decided that we have to postpone the annual conference until November 2021. This is due to the continuing uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 situation in the UK, and the fact that...

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June 2020: Monthly roundup

News from HES (UK) The executive committee has decided to postpone the annual HES (UK) conference until 2021. Full statement here. Plans for a virtual event to replace the annual conference are in the works for November 2020. Stay tuned for a CFP soon! This month...

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Colleges in Medieval Universities

The blog post was written by Elena Rossi, Student Lead on the Medieval Student Experience Project at Queen Mary, University of London. Today, the collegiate system is normally only associated with the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, with many tourists flocking...

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Sex Education: Looking to the Past to Inform the Present

This blog post comes from Ellie Simpson, PhD student at the University of Winchester, and the History of Education Society (UK) postgraduate representative. In September 2020, for the first time in British history, sex education will become a compulsory subject within...

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May 2020: Monthly Roundup

News from HES (UK) The executive committee has decided to postpone the annual HES (UK) conference until 2021. Full statement here. A virtual event is in the works for Autumn 2020, in place of the annual conference. Watch this space! This month we had a new...

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