Tag Archives: Institute of Education

Trick or treat?

Anyone for some Kidney’s Shiraz? No, how about some Witches Froth then? If I had to pick one of the Halloween themed recipes from this 1978 Gloucester School calendar I think I’d play it safe and stick with the  gingerbread!  This … Continue reading

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Appeal to London teachers – Interested in using primary sources in the classroom?

Are you interested in using primary sources in the classroom but not sure where to start?  Our plan to develop one of our collections as a teaching resource for Key Stages 3 and 4 could be the place to start.  … Continue reading

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National Union of Women Teachers – exhibition in Institute of Education foyer

If you’re visiting the Institute of Education, University of London anytime soon you’ll get to see the exhibition I’ve put up in the foyer space outside the library.  The exhibition is to highlight my work cataloguing the records of the National … Continue reading

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Cataloguing the papers of James Lumsden

As part of my MA in Museums and Galleries in Education here at the IOE, I am undergoing a placement with the Institute Archives. Having worked voluntarily at the Leeds University Archive and Bury Art Gallery and Museum in Manchester, … Continue reading

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Renate Simpson donation of books to IOE library

I was recently contacted by the daughter of Renate Simpson, the author of several books in our collection. Her mother has had to move from her London flat, and her family are sorting out good homes for her extensive and … Continue reading

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Tantalising glimpses

I’m currently working through folders relating to some very clever NUWT campaigns for equal pay.  The National Union of Teachers at this time never took a stand on equal pay, alluding to it in round-about ways but never in those exact … Continue reading

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From the Colonial Department to the Department of Education in Tropical Areas

Just found a letter from previous Institute Director, GB Jeffery, to Professor Margaret Read, regarding the proposed name change of the Colonial Department to the Department of Tropical Education. Jeffery states “‘Tropical education’, if it means anything at all, means education … Continue reading

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The IOE’s colonial past

I recently started cataloguing the records of the Colonial Department, which include some of the oldest Institute records we hold in the archive. I won’t try to sum up the entire history of the department in this post as it … Continue reading

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More photographs relating the the IOE’s past

I’ve recently been cataloguing some photographs of the Institute and thought I’d share a couple that struck me as interesting. I really liked this one of the rooftop greenhouse. Now, I know there is a roof garden somewhere up on … Continue reading

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Introduction

I started working in the Archive at the Institute of Education on Friday 1st April on a project to catalogue the records of the National Union of Women Teachers (NUWT). The NUWT Archive is the largest deposited collection held at … Continue reading

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