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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…

  • Don Lorenzo Milani portrait
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    Great Educator: Don Lorenzo Milani 1923 to 1967
    16th June 2015
    History
    Don Lorenzo Milani was an educator of the poor who developed methods of critical...
  • Common Linnet
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    Recollections of John Pounds: Looking into John Pounds Shop by Reverend Henry Hawkes
    21st December 2017
    History
    Passing the next day, at noon; all was still in the little shop; except...
  • Janusz Korczak
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    Great Educator: Janusz Korczak 1878 to 1942
    30th December 2013
    History
    Janusz Korczak was the pen name of Henryk Goldszmit, a Polish-born doctor, author and...
  • John Pounds workshop
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    Recollections of John Pounds: I meet John Pounds by Reverend Henry Hawkes
    28th May 2017
    John Pounds
    “Well, Mr. Pounds, here you are.” “Yes, here I bes.” “Busy as usual.” “Yes...
  • 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...
  • Confucius
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    Great Educator: Confucius 551 to 479 BCE
    14th July 2011
    History
    Confucius, or K'ung-fu-tzu, married at the age of 19, got employed as a storekeeper...

 


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