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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