Category Archives: Special Collections

‘Excavations’ in the IOE’s School Histories Collection

The Newsam Library at the Institute of Education has a large collection of  education institutional histories. These form a discrete collection and provide a rich source of information on individual schools, colleges and universities and their communities across Britain. The … Continue reading

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Volunteers’ Week

In celebration of Volunteers’ Week, our two wonderful volunteers, Ashley Zuelke and Teodora Lazar,  both UCL students, write about the work they are doing on the Clarke Collection held at the Institute of Education Library. Ashley Zuelke: Ralph Waldo Emerson … Continue reading

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The Early Years of the BBC’s Broadcasts to Schools

One could say that ‘wireless education’ in the form of radio broadcasts to schools was the first type of ‘distance learning’ in the UK. With a mission ‘to inform, educate and entertain’, the broadcasts began with an experimental radio broadcast to … Continue reading

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Adventures of the feathered kind

Two recent additions to the Education in Literature Collection  both feature birds – a pair of Tawny Owls and a Magellan penguin! Two Owls at Eton by Jonathan Franklin was originally published in 1960 whilst he was still a pupil … 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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The Angela W. Little Collection of Education in Sri Lanka

In keeping with the theme of international education research at the UCL Institute of Education Library, this post highlights the acquisition of a new collection in our Special Collections – the Angela W. Little Collection of education in Sri Lanka. … Continue reading

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Two items from the Baines Collection at the IOE Library: The Lilliputian Library or Gulliver’s Museum

As we highlight the Baines Collection in our Special Collections Advent Calendar today, I thought it would be appropriate for me to write about two items from the collection based on some material I had prepared when I recently showcased our Special Collections … Continue reading

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