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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…

  • Charter Street Ragged School
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    The History of Ragged Schools in Angel Meadow and Manchester
    26th September 2014
    Eclectic Articles, History
    Due to the rapid industrialisation and urbanisation in Britain, and in particular Manchester, there...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • John pounds picture
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    Recollections of John Pounds: Let’s give John Pounds a Gift by Reverend Henry Hawkes
    18th January 2019
    John Pounds
    One bitterly cold night in December, an esteemed member of my Flock, Mr Frank...
  • 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...
  • old photo of little girl
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    Recollections of John Pounds: Polly by Reverend Henry Hawkes
    8th June 2018
    John Pounds
    Winter set in early; the cold was intense; but it seemed to make little...

 


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