Monthly Archives: June 2014

New digitised collections available from Kingston University Archives

Just a quick post to promote a new resource available from the Archives Team at Kingston University who have recently launced the ‘Kingston University Archives Digital Collections‘ online.  This new website has been created to showcase items from the University’s … Continue reading

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War, Peace and Education- ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’? exploring conflict and resolution through archives

My first foray into the plethora of events surrounding the Centenary of the First World War was the Study Day held by the Friends of the Newsam Library & Archives on Tuesday 25th March 2014. Here are a few personal … Continue reading

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School Examinations Collection: Was 1980s UK education a man’s world?

This post was written by Dr. Sandra Leaton Gray following her visit to view the Newsam Library’s School Exam Papers Collection.  The post was first published on Dr. Leaton Gray’s blog on 05/06/14. _______________________________________________________________________________________ My job is exciting at the … Continue reading

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How progressive was the progressive movement?

Now that’s a massive question, and not one that I can even attempt to answer in a short blog post!  But, having recently run a teaching session for the IOE’s own students, as well as a reminscence session with adult learners, … Continue reading

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Black educationalists and the George Padmore Institute

The George Padmore Institute (GPI) is an amazing archive, largely concerned with the publications and activism of John La Rose (27 December 1927 – 28 February 2006), the Caribbean poet, campaigner, educator and publisher. New Beacon Books was founded in … Continue reading

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The Education Authorities Directory and Annual

The Education Authorities Directory and Annual (Education authorities directory) was published by the School Government Publishing between 1902 and 2007. The directory is a substantial publication containing details of educational establishments throughout the UK during this period including details of staff, … Continue reading

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