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Interesting Neighbours

Over the years I have visited other libraries in Hendon, Cambridge and Reading but recently I visited the Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide (http://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/) which is in Russell Square. The Wiener Library’s present location is … 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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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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How progressive was the progressive movement?

Now that’s a massive question, and not one that I can even attempt to answer in a short blog post!  But, having recently run a teaching session for the IOE’s own students, as well as a reminscence session with adult learners, … Continue reading

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‘Life at School: Then & Now’ Archive Workshops

This post was initially featured on our Archive Education blog, found here. When we initially started education outreach within the archives, we expected to work primarily with Key Stage 2 to 4 pupils. However, we’ve had a fair bit of … Continue reading

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League of Exchange for Commonwealth Teachers (LECT) archive now at the IOE

Elizabeth Middleton Ord Marshall believed that people from across the Empire would benefit from direct interaction between themselves – and the best place to start was between children. So, in 1901, she established the League of the Empire (renamed the … 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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New archive catalogue available online

As I’ve been working my way through the institutional archive I came across some personal papers of Dr F Hilliard. At some point the records were catalogued as part of the IOE’s own archive collection but it was recently decided … Continue reading

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Exam Fear…

I’ve been cataloguing some further papers from the BFES archive this morning, including a number of school magazines. Whilst having a flick through one of them I spotted this poem from the 1973 edition of ‘Outpost’ the school magazine of Cornwall … Continue reading

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