Tag Archives: history

Fictional favourite

I studied History at school until A’ Level and am still interested in the way in which is taught. Upon recently rereading one of my favourite books in the Education in Literature Collection, To serve them all my days by … Continue reading

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TLC for the Official Publications Collection

Regular readers of our blog will be well aware of how much we prize our special collections. Recently, we decided that some of our Official publications – our collection of government and agency material which ranges from the earliest origins of … 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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You are welcome at the Wellcome

The Wellcome Library, part of Wellcome Collection on Euston Road, provides “…insight and information to anyone seeking to understand medicine and its role in society, past and present”. One of the world’s major sources for the study of the history … Continue reading

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British Council Films

Launched this month is a digitised collection of films produced for the British Council in the 1940s. Insights to a different era, both of documentary film making, but also how we presented ourselves to the outside world. Lots of great material however … Continue reading

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British Library boosts its online sound content

The new British Library Sounds website, which replaces the original Archival Sound Recordings site, lets you listen free to some 50,000 tracks of music, spoken word and environmental sounds from the library’s sound archive. For IOE staff and students there is also the … Continue reading

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Europe on Screen

Launched in the UK last Friday, an EU-funded project now provides access to Europe’s television heritage. EUscreen aims to promote the use of television content to explore Europe’s rich and diverse cultural history. Ultimately there will be access to over 30,000 … Continue reading

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Library Event: “Teachers: from the Revised Code to ‘The Importance of Teaching’”

The Friends of the Newsam Library and Archives are holding a study afternoon on Thursday 26th January 2012 on Teachers: from the Revised Code to ‘The Importance of Teachers’. Full programme details are: 12.00pm-12.30pm Welcome and introductions to collections held … Continue reading

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Reel history of Britain

Melvyn Bragg and the mobile cinema have rambled through a selection of topics so far in the BBC2 series, but next week the focus turns to education with a look at Britain’s secondary modern schools. On Friday 23rd September (18.30-19.00 … Continue reading

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School Histories Project Open Days

By Shirley Franklin Dates Wed 29th June 2011   10.00 – 2.00 pm Mon 4th July 2011       2.00 – 6.00 pm Venue In the Library, Institute of Education The Library now has a fascinating School Histories Collection – a unique collection … Continue reading

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