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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…

  • The Sally Port
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    Recollections of John Pounds: Continuing my Tour of Portsmouth by Reverend Henry Hawkes
    10th July 2017
    John Pounds
    It was no easy thing to get away from the old cobbler. For though...
  • 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...
  • ThomasHenryHuxley
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    Great Educator: Thomas Henry Huxley 1825 to 1895
    21st May 2011
    History
    Thomas Henry Huxley's research was so impressive that in 1851 he was elected a...
  • Adult Learning Project
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    The History of Adult Learning Project in Edinburgh: A Freirean Approach
    23rd January 2015
    Education, History, Poverty
    The Adult Learning Project (ALP for short) was founded in 1979 in Gorgie Dalry...
  • 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...
  • Mary Wollstonecraft
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    Great Educator: Mary Wollstonecraft 1759 to 1797
    3rd June 2011
    History
    Mary Wollstonecraftleft home after receiving a haphazard education in a miserable and unloving family...

 


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