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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…

  • Erasmus
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    Great Educator: Desiderius Erasmus (Gerrit Gerritszoon) 1455 to 1536
    19th March 2014
    History
    “It is an unscrupulous intellect that does not pay to antiquity it’s due reverence” Erasmus...
  • modern day portsmouth
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    Recollections of John Pounds: The New Sunday School by Reverend Henry Hawkes
    1st December 2018
    John Pounds
    Towards the close of the year 1835, we opened a new Sunday-school in High...
  • Al-Ghazzali
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    Great Educators: Al Ghazzali (1058 to 1111 CE)
    18th June 2012
    History
    The Islamic ideology provided the world with a powerful source of inspiration and intellect. ...
  • Maria Montessori portrait
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    Great Educator: Maria Montessori 1870 to 1952
    20th September 2012
    History
    At the age of 13 Maria Montessori decided to become an engineer.  She enrolled...
  • Colin Kirkwood
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    Interview With An Educator: Colin Kirkwood
    23rd January 2015
    Education, History, Interviews
    This is a conversation and interview with Colin Kirkwood who was one of the...
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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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