Monthly Archives: January 2015

A Representation of War and Peace in the Special Collections

The presentation below is on the theme of War and Peace and highlights some of the UCL Institute of Education’s Special Collections. These include: The Historical Comparative Education Collection The History of Education Collection The Grantham Number Ones The Grenfell … Continue reading

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Ladybird reading schemes

Whilst looking through some recent book donations, I found some old press cuttings from Teachers World magazine. The advert on the back of one press cuttings- for a reading scheme- was a real snapshot of children’s publishing in the 1960’s; … Continue reading

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A glimpse into The Historical Textbooks Collection

One of the largest of the Special Collections at the UCL Institute of Education’s Newsam Library is the Historical Textbooks Collection. It has approximately 88,000 textbooks and classroom teaching resources dating from the 1890s onwards, when state-funded education was introduced … Continue reading

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Ch-ch-ch-changes

Changes to accessing information –whether it be your bank or a library database—can be downright annoying, especially when you’ve just acclimatised yourself to the old access route. Post-merger with UCL, we are in a phase of changes. While a great … Continue reading

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Mine-Haha or Innocence?

One of the most unusual books that I have ever read is the novella Mine-Haha, or On the Bodily Education of Young Girls (Original German title is ‘Mine-Haha oder Uber korperliche Erziehung der jungen Madchen) which was originally published in 1903. … Continue reading

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New LibGuide- ’Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Education Resources’

A new LibGuide has been created for our growing collection of online guidance. The guide, ‘Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Education Resources’ is a little late, as I had hope to launch it in time for Black History Month October … Continue reading

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If you are interested in historical feminist campaigns…

‘The Woman Teacher – the Organ of the National Union of Women Teachers’ New resource available to read and download from our repository Each issue of the journal has been scanned as one PDF. A sneaky bug we’re currently trying … Continue reading

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