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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…

  • Andrew bell portrait
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    Great Educator: Andrew Bell 1753 to 1832
    31st October 2012
    About Ragged, Education, History
    Andrew Bell (1753 to 1832) was a Scottish Anglican priest and educationalist Founder of...
  • 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...
  • Adult Learning Project
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    The History of Adult Learning Project in Edinburgh: A Freirean Approach
    23rd January 2015
    Education, History
    The Adult Learning Project (ALP for short) was founded in 1979 in Gorgie Dalry...
  • Reverend Thomas Guthrie of Greyfriars Kirk
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    Great Educator: Thomas Guthrie and the Ragged Schools
    7th June 2012
    About Ragged, Education, History
    Thomas Guthrie was born in Brechin on 12th July, 1803.  His ancestors had been...
  • 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...
  • Happy memories
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    Recollections of John Pounds: When Mr. Lemmon went on a School Ramble by Reverend Henry Hawkes
    20th May 2018
    John Pounds
    “Mr. Lemmon, did you ever go with him on any of these pleasant rambles?”...

 


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