Category Archives: Education

Suicide at 14 – February 1923

Most of us have been discussing the poignant tragedy of the suicide of a boy of 14 at a public school in the South of England where he was taken to task and kicked by two bigger boys because of … Continue reading

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Doh, Ray Me Scale at Home – January 1922

We had a doh, ray, me scale at home and I can see it hanging on the wall and my father or mother with a ruler giving us singing exercises on it and I feel yet the keen delight of … Continue reading

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Pleasure from Children – July 1918

One gets a great deal of pleasure in life from the mere sight of children; passing them in the street, meeting them in a railway carriage, or getting casual glimpses of them anywhere or under any circumstances. Poor or rich, … Continue reading

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My Child Without Consent – May 1923

A boy of nine was brought with his parents before the magistrates for a persistent truancy. He had been admonished , punished at school and, whipped at home but nothing would deter him from playing truant once or twice every … Continue reading

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Woman Marine Engineer – April 1923

Recently a young woman made a sea voyage as a marine engineer. How she came to be preferred to a man is not unfolded but we are informed that she served her apprenticeship during the war years when any form … Continue reading

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Boys Needed for (Intellectual) Stimulation – December 1906

(In our less innocent age I have added “Intellectual”) During the past week, the papers have had something to say about schools in which boys and girls are educated together. Is the tendency towards co-education a good thing or bad? … Continue reading

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Short Visit to Town today – Monday November 1900

On shopping bent. Had an embarrassing encounter with an acquaintance whom I had not met for some years.”Have you been to our Exhibition?” he asked. I was ashamed to say that I had not. It was a small exhibition of … Continue reading

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The Tarbolton School Master – November 1901

The parish school master in the village of Tarbolton 50 or 60 years ago is a person of whom a few dim features only have descended to me; but all my life his sayings, and his advice have been so … Continue reading

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Farm for the New Woman – August 1899

Whether or no woman are of more importance to the agricultural world than they used to be, certainly there is more talk about their work in that world. They have even, under the leading of the Countess of Warwick, attained … Continue reading

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Problems of Reading Servants – July 1903

Many old fashioned people are convinced that servants are not so trustworthy and do not work so diligently since education has become general among the lower classes. Perhaps one hears more of this talk in England where national education is … Continue reading

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