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Impacts of the First World War on Adult and Higher Education,  Saturday 7 October 2017, Newcastle Lit & Phil.

This free public event traces the impacts of the First World War on adult and higher education, focusing on developments in the North East (Newcastle and Durham) while placing them within their wider national and international contexts. The event forms part of the project ‘British Ex-Service Students and the Re-Building of Europe, 1919-1926’, which is led by Daniel Laqua (Northumbria University) and Georgina Brewis (UCL Institute of Education) and run in partnership with National Union of Students (Mike Day, NUS Director of Devolved Nations and Internationalism) and the Workers’ Educational Association (Jude Murphy, WEA North East).

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Plowden 50 Years On, Saturday 18 November 2017, NUT, London

The fourth and final seminar of the ‘Sir Alec Clegg Revisited’ research project focusses on the 50 year anniversary of the publication of the Plowden Report ‘Children and their Primary Schools’. The event is hosted by the NUT and the organisers are hoping for a large participation of teachers currently working in schools as well as retired teachers who were trained and taught during the 60s and 70s.

This event is part of the ‘Sir Alec Clegg Revisited’ project based at the Faculty of Education, Cambridge, funded by a University of Cambridge Arts & Humanities Research Grant. See https://alecclegg.com/ The History of Education Society UK has also funded this event.

For more information about speakers and to register online, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/plowden-50-years-on-tickets-37909448180


ICHRE Summer Conference, 27 – 28 June 2018.

Each year ICHRE organises a two-day conference on the history of education including presentations from UCL students and staff and external speakers. The event is free and open to all. We usually have dinner on the evening of the first day in a local restaurant and the conference has included displays of archive materials, teaching roundtables and walking tours in addition to academic papers.

You can see the 2017 summer conference’s final programme and conference abstracts here.



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