Author Archives: Jessica

Woman ! A creature… who would probably be imagined as some strange kind of beetle

Browsing the Woman Teacher (the Journal of The National Union of Women Teachers), I chuckled my way though the article below, reviewing a lecture given by Rose Macaulay, who I can only assume was this Rose Macaulay, given the Chair’s endorsement. I … 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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Play is good for children, tell us something new

Anyone who is subject to enjoys a spot of BBC 5 live radio on a Sunday morning will be familiar with the concept of “not news”, a slot where Al Murray and guests discuss a news story which is effectively not … Continue reading

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The “right to be forgotten debate”, and paper archives

When I rifle through a personal archive collection, I often wonder if the creator intended these fragments of themselves to be cast out for the general public, if not the world, to see. The <a href=”http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-27396981″>”right to be forgotten”</a> debate … Continue reading

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20 Bedford Way, or the new university of Watermouth?

Now, this item from the “Reporter” October 1975, an IOE publication, made me chuckle when I first came across it, but seems even more comical since I’ve been reading “The History Man” by Malcolm Bradbury. Anyone who has read the book will remember … Continue reading

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How to grow hyacinths

I’m cataloguing the collection of the Pre-school Playgroups Association at the moment. I found this document among some discussing preparations for a conference to take place in 1981. I love the detail provided and found the thought of the branch … Continue reading

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Wise words

[If I were Queen of everything] “My politicians would have history degrees. […] I don’t think you can be truly effective in politics if you don’t have a proper understanding of history […] we form patterns and it’s incredibly difficult … Continue reading

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The importance of the unique

I was listening to the BBC World Service yesterday and an article on the Boston Calling programme made me think about the importance of items that are completely unique.  The programme talked about how a Japanese photography company are travelling to areas affected … Continue reading

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Protest and campaigning in the archive

IOE students protest, c1970s A new exhibition can be found in the IOE foyer covering the subject of protest and campaigning in the archive. Collections held at the IOE archive include various examples of individuals and groups who have lead … Continue reading

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