Tag Archives: biography

May Madness

  Amongst the May additions to the Education in Literature Collection are several classic novels, interesting biographies and even a novel that can be described as a blend of satire and horror. The Lost Estate (Le Grand Meaulnes) by Alain-Fournier … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton – the Beckenham years

Just added to our stock is a new DVD on the early life of children’s author Enid Blyton. Produced by Footprint Productions in Bromley, this production looks at the formative years of the woman who would later go on to … Continue reading

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New collection guide and gallery – Papers of Sir Fred Clarke

I just finished a new guide on the collection of Sir Fred Clarke, former Director of the IOE. The collection provides an insight into Clarke’s educational interests and ideologies, while also painting a picture of family life for an academic … Continue reading

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New books on women in old times

Have you ever heard of Hannah Woolley, who in the 17th century kept a school at age fourteen and later lived on writing about domestic science? Or of Elizabeth Elstob, who in the 18th century was one of the foremost … Continue reading

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New archive display – Voice and biography: diaries by women in the Institute of Education Archive

Display exploring biography through archives at the IOE  now up in the foyer. It’s focus is the diary, and it showcases Isabel Fry, Mary Medd (née Crowley), and Winifred Nichols (née White), three very different women all involved in education in some … Continue reading

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A school trip BFES style

I’m currently cataloguing the records of the BFES/SCEA, an organisation established after the Second World War to provide education to the children of British Forces’ personnel stationed in Germany and around the world. The collection is full of teachers’ recollections … Continue reading

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