Sunday, 6 December 2009

TNA podcast - education in 1911

If your ancestor was involved in the English educational system in 1911, especially in London, you might enjoy this 38 minute podcast of a talk originally given at TNA on 13 August 2009 by Ann Morton. She starts out by referring to a student who left school at Easter that year to work on producing punched cards from the 1911 census.

Having made that connection to something familiar to the genealogist she doesn't continue along that path, but returns back to examine the school system and such aspects as lessons, discipline, and examinations. She also talks about pressures on schools, with particular reference to a school in one of the most poverty stricken areas of London.

This is another one of the TNA podcasts that would benefit from more online availability of the visuals used during the presentation.

Find the podcast link at www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/podcasts/education-in-1911.htm

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