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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 Old Landport Gate
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    Recollections of John Pounds: A Ramble to Portsdown Hill by Reverend Henry Hawkes
    6th May 2018
    John Pounds
    On the Tuesday morning after the Saturday that John Pounds had arranged to take...
  • 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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    Great Educator: Socrates
    4th July 2012
    History
    "You, who are the father of letters have been led by your affection to...
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    The Burston Strike School 1914 - 1939
    5th August 2020
    History
    The story of Burston....The Burston School strike began before the outbreak of World War...
  • 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...
  • fuschia
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    Recollections of John Pounds: Meeting Mr. Lemon by Reverend Henry Hawkes
    28th March 2018
    John Pounds
    Some weeks after, going to the Chapel one Sunday morning, I saw some one...

 


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