A History of the Working Men's College: 1854-1954, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

A History of the Working Men's College

1854-1954, 1st Edition

By J F C Harrison

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Originally published in 1954, this is the first full-length account of the history of the Working Men’s College in St.Pancras, London. One hundred and fifty years on from its foundation in 1854, it is the oldest adult educational institute in the country. Self-governing and self-financing, it is a rich part of London’s social history. The college stands out as a distinctive monument of the voluntary social service founded by the Victorians, unchanged in all its essentials yet adapting itself to the demands of each generation of students and finding voluntary and unpaid teachers to continue its tradition.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
SOC050000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes