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Education Act 1902

education acts

The act that provided for the provision of LEA Local Education Authority system and was also a catlyst in encouraging the development of Higher Education.

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Europes Oldest University

Europe's oldest university

The Medieval universities and the cities in which they sit continue to inspire and engage us. Bologna Italy, lays claim to founding Europe’s oldest university in 1088, how far reaching was this seat of learning?

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Workhouse Schools

The workhouse system
This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Law - Poor Law

More than 50% of those in Workhouses were children of the poor and often orphans. The Workhouse system was far from perfect but Workhouse schools at least offered some hope for a better educated and informed future. One of the turning points from Old Poor Law and bad ways to social reform and the fight for better rights for the unfortunate in society?

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Children and Education

Children and Education life wasnt great for children in the 18th and 19th Centuries, reform was slow coming, welfare was only just emerging, young adults and cheap labour, what was it like for your family and what were the opportunities presented by education, was it good bad or the best that could be expected what happened in the 20th and 21st centuries to change the poor outlook for children that had previously pervaded?

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