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Members of the centre publish in leading academic journals in history, education and the history of education, produce monographs, contributions to edited collections and textbooks as well as disseminate research through blog contributions, specialist press and other media.


NEW Book – The World of UCL Georgina Brewis has revised and updated the official history of UCL, The World of UCL, for UCL Press in June 2018. The book is available as a free open access download. Click here for more information.


Brian Simon Collection

Edited by Gary McCulloch, a virtual issue of History of Education brings together journal articles both by and about Professor Brian Simon, in a collection designed to mark the centenary of Simon’s birth which takes place in March 2015. It provides a unique range of source material on his life, work and legacy, and acknowledges his significance as an educator and a historian of education in the context of his times and in relation to the wider historiography of the field. These articles have been made free for you to access till 31st December 2015


Professor Richard Aldrich

In honour of eminent historian of education Professor Richard Aldrich who died in 2014, the British and Foreign School Society has published a lecture he gave in May 1998 on Joseph Lancaster and Improvements in Education.  The lecture was given as part of the Lancasterian Bicentenary Celebrations and is a celebration of the work of Joseph Lancaster and the educational improvements which he began.


History of Education

Mark Freeman and Tom Woodin, both members of ICHRE, are co-editors, with Susannah Wright (Oxford Brookes University), of History of Education. Published by Taylor and Francis, this is the leading English-language journal in the field. History of Education publishes articles and book reviews from around the world, and welcomes submissions at any time.  The journal also publishes regular ‘virtual special issues’ (VSIs), showcasing articles that have previously appeared in the journal, and in other journals published by Taylor and Francis. Further information about History of Education can be found here.


Other selected recent publications

McCulloch, G. J. (2018). Educational research: which way now?. British Educational Research Journal.

Bartie, A., Fleming, L., Freeman, M., Hulme, T., Hutton, A., & Readman, P. (2018). Historical pageants and the medieval past in twentieth-century England. English Historical Review.

McCulloch, G. and Cowan, S. (2017) A Social History of Educational Studies and Research. Routledge.

McCulloch, G. J. (2017). Education: an applied multidisciplinary field? The English experience. In G. Whitty, J. Furlong (Eds.), Knowledge and the Study of Education: An International Exploration (pp. 211-229). Oxford: Symposium Books.

McCulloch, G. and Brewis, G. (2016) A special double issue of Paedagogica Historica composed of papers presented at the ISCHE 36 Conference on the theme of ‘Education, War and Peace’, published in March 2016 as volume 52, nos. 1 and 2.

McCulloch, G. J. (2016). British Labour Party education policy and comprehensive education: From Learning to Live to Circular 10/65. History of Education, 45 (2), 225-245.

Brewis, G. (2015) Student solidarity across borders: Students, universities and refugee crises past and present (History and Policy, open access paper)

Anderson, R., Freeman, M., & Paterson, L. (Eds.). (2015). The Edinburgh History of Education in Scotland. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Brewis, G. (2014) A Social History of Student Volunteering: Britain and Beyond, 1880-1980, Palgrave Macmillan.

Medway, P., Hardcastle, J., Brewis, G., Crook, D. (2014) English Teachers in a Post-War Democracy: Emerging Choice in London Schools, 1945-1965, Palgrave Macmillan

Freeman, M. (2013) ‘”An advanced type of democracy”?: Governance and politics in adult education, c. 1918-1930’, History of Education, Vol. 42 No. 1, pp. 45-69

Woodin, T., McCulloch, G., Cowan, S. (2013) Secondary Education and the Raising of the School-Leaving Age: Coming of Age?. Palgrave Macmillan

McCulloch, G. (2011) The Struggle for the History of Education. Routledge.




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