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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…

  • John Pounds
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    Great Educator: John Pounds 1766 to 1839
    18th September 2014
    History
    John Pounds was born on June 17th 1766 and died on January 1st 1839....
  • independent working class education
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    Educational History: Gramsci and Independent Working Class Education by Colin Waugh
    15th August 2014
    History
    The 1909 ‘strike’ (actually a boycott of specific lectures) by trade union-sponsored students at...
  • ThomasHenryHuxley
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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...
  • 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
    Here are my notes from when I went back to the archive to look...
  • Pounds surrounded by children
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    Recollections of John Pounds: My Introduction to Portsmouth By Rev’d Henry Hawkes
    25th April 2017
    John Pounds
    The next morning, about ten o’clock, w were on our way to the old...
  • Confucius
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    Great Educator: Confucius 551 to 479 BCE
    14th July 2011
    History
    Confucius, or K'ung-fu-tzu, married at the age of 19, got employed as a storekeeper...

 


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