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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…

  • Working Mens Club
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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)...
  • 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...
  • Erasmus
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    Great Educator: Desiderius Erasmus (Gerrit Gerritszoon) 1455 to 1536
    19th March 2014
    History
    “It is an unscrupulous intellect that does not pay to antiquity it’s due reverence” Erasmus...
  • 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...
  • Manchester Medical Mission
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    Manchester Medical Mission Affiliates to Charter Street Ragged School by Simon Ward
    5th September 2015
    Eclectic Articles, History, Poverty
    Here are my notes from when I went back to the archive to look...
  • Sheaf, Henry S.; John Pounds Teaching Poor Children; Portsmouth Museums and Visitor Services; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/john-pounds-teaching-poor-children-24858
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    Recollections of John Pounds: The Painting by Reverend Henry Hawkes
    29th December 2018
    John Pounds
    Mr. Thomas Sheppard, a boot and shoe maker of long standing in High Street,...

 


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