Category Archives: Archives

An eminent female academic at the IOE: Clotilde von Wyss (1871-1938)

I have been doing some research on some of the women teacher trainers at the IOE  in order to understand their contribution to pedagogical practice in London during the interwar years.   One of the teacher trainers I have been most intrigued … Continue reading

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Learning outdoors and open-air schools

I am writing this on a beautiful sunny day with the temperature is forecast to rise to 17 degrees. I can’t help but think there will be a lot of outdoor learning taking place in schools throughout the country.   … Continue reading

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‘A photograph album rather than a snapshot’: the CLS Wellcome project

The Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) at the UCL Institute of Education is home to the national birth cohort studies, three of the oldest, largest and most important longitudinal studies in the world. Beginning in 1958, the studies have followed … Continue reading

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ALPAG and Parents Initiative

I’ve just catalogued a collection relating to two connected political groups, ALPAG (All London Parents’ Action Group) and Parents Initiative, who were both active in the 1980s and 1990s. The central aim of these groups was to levy greater parental … Continue reading

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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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The Journal of Moral Education

I have recently commenced a traineeship with the archives team at the IOE as part of a program run by The National Archives. In this role I will have the opportunity to learn a wide range of archiving skills as … 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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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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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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