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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…

  • 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...
  • Poor Victorian Children
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    Recollections of John Pounds: Feeding the Sick and Poor by Reverend Henry Hawkes
    17th December 2018
    John Pounds
    The winter of 1837-8 was unusually severe. The streets were covered with ice for...
  • Chautauqua movement billposter
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    Education History: The American Chautauqua Education Movement
    18th September 2012
    History
    The Chautauqua movement was the most important of the popular free education movements in...
  • William Edward Burghardt Du Bois
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    Great Educator: William Edward Burghardt Du Bois 1868 to 1963
    8th October 2015
    History, Poverty
    William Du Bois, or 'Doctor Du Bois' as he insisted on being addressed, was...
  • 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. ...
  • High Street Town Hall
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    Recollections of John Pounds: Feeding the Children by Reverend Henry Hawkes
    18th April 2018
    John Pounds
    On my way back to my lodgings in High Street, I had to pass...

 


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