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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…

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    Working Mens Clubs and Education: Into the 20th Century by Ruth Cherrington
    24th August 2015
    Education, History
    In a previous article, I outlined the educational strands of Working Men’s Clubs (WMCs)...
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    The History of Ragged Schools in Angel Meadows and Manchester
    26th September 2014
    Eclectic Articles, History
    Due to the rapid industrialisation and urbanisation in Britain, and in particular Manchester, there...
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    Educational History: The Hedge Schools of Ireland
    2nd January 2017
    History
    The Hedge Schools came about as a direct result of the suppression of schooling...
  • Rabindranath Tagore
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    Great Educator: Rabindranath Tagore 1861 to 1941
    22nd November 2012
    History
    That education is a living, not a mechanical process, is a truth as freely...
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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...
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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...

 


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