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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…

  • Grant Wood
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    Great Educator: Grant Wood; Revolt Against the City 1891 to 1942
    12th October 2012
    Education, History, Ragged Arts
    Grant DeVolson Wood was an American painter, art theorist and teacher who lived February...
  • Poor Victorian Children
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    Recollections of John Pounds: Feeding the Sick and Poor by Reverend Henry Hawkes
    17th December 2018
    John Pounds
    The winter of 1837-8 was unusually severe. The streets were covered with ice for...
  • 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...
  • ragged school
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    Education History: A Brief History of Ragged Schools
    8th August 2012
    About Ragged, History, Project
    Ragged schools is a name commonly given after about 1840 to the many independently...
  • Ragged Schools
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    The Peer Led Teaching of the Ragged Schools
    4th June 2012
    About Ragged, Education, History
    Before education was free for everyone in Britain, there were Ragged Schools. Beginning in...
  • Reverend Henry Solly
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    Working Men’s Clubs and Education by Dr Ruth Cherrington
    30th July 2015
    Education, History, Sociology
    It’s for a good reason that I gave my book on working men’s clubs...

 


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