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Ragged University is inspired by common histories of free education, in particular those of the Ragged Schools.  Here you can find various accounts of these histories…

  • Leo Tolstoy
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    Great Educator: Leo Tolstoy 1828 to 1910
    28th February 2014
    History
    "I put men to death in war, I fought duels to slay others. I...
  • crabapples
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    Recollections of John Pounds: John Pounds teaches the Children by Reverend Henry Hawkes
    29th April 2018
    John Pounds
    Stopping one morning at the old cobbler’s open half-door, to have a chat with...
  • John Pounds
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    Great Educator: John Pounds 1766 to 1839
    18th September 2014
    History
    John Pounds was born on June 17th 1766 and died on January 1st 1839....
  • William Edward Burghardt Du Bois
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    Great Educator: William Edward Burghardt Du Bois 1868 to 1963
    8th October 2015
    History
    William Du Bois, or 'Doctor Du Bois' as he insisted on being addressed, was...
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    Great Educator: Socrates
    4th July 2012
    History
    "You, who are the father of letters have been led by your affection to...
  • Recollections of John Pounds
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    Recollections of John Pounds: Have you met the Old Cobbler ? By Rev'd Henry Hawkes
    21st March 2017
    John Pounds
    A few days after I came to reside at Portsmouth, in the spring of...

 


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