Monthly Archives: April 2011

Now You Are Ten

These illustrations in the inside cover of two pamphlets entitled ‘Now You Are Ten’ really caught my eye.  The pamphlets were designed and produced for London County Council and distributed to pupils in the area.  They are in the National Union … Continue reading

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Teachers TV website closes 29th April 2011

Last week I had hoped that the termination of the contract for Teachers TV (TTV) by the Department for Education (DFE) would lead to an orderly hand-over of material available on the TTV website. Unfortunately the situation today is less clear, with statements from … Continue reading

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Teachers TV – is no news good news?

No news yet on the negotiations between Teachers’ TV (TTV) and the Department for Education about the continued availability of the TTV material after the end of April. The Department terminated the TTV contract, due to run until 2013, as … Continue reading

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New library display – brush up on your Shakespeare!

From our guest blogger, Beverley: William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is commonly agreed to have been born and died on April 23rd. The current display on level 4 of the library tries to show the breadth of the range of materials relating … Continue reading

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Say Cheese!

Finding this photograph in the records of the BFES/SCE Association brought back long forgotten memories of the big annual event at primary school – the class photograph. The evening before always involved my poor mum having to sit and put … Continue reading

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Update on Digital Education Resource Archive (DERA)

Our work on DERA (Digital Education Resource Archive http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/ – launched in February) continues and is attracting some very positive comments from colleagues across the sector which is extremely encouraging. There are now almost 1800 documents in there now, including … Continue reading

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World Youth Festival

Yesterday I was cataloguing a folder of material in the National Union of Women Teachers (NUWT) collection with the title ‘Juveniles’.  This folder contained a real mix of material, including a section on the first ‘World Youth Festival’ in 1947, … Continue reading

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More photographs relating the the IOE’s past

I’ve recently been cataloguing some photographs of the Institute and thought I’d share a couple that struck me as interesting. I really liked this one of the rooftop greenhouse. Now, I know there is a roof garden somewhere up on … Continue reading

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Archives in the news

Every so often an item in the news highlights the importance of archives. Sometimes they may be lighthearted, but often they report on the use of documentation to prove accountability. It’s not an easy read, but the recent news  about the … Continue reading

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