Edward Thring: Independent Educationalist

Edward Thring: Independent Educationalist

by Nigel Richardson


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Edward Thring: Independent Educationalist by Nigel Richardson

Edward Thring features prominently in all the educational histories of his period, and is seen as the foremost figure in independent schools in the generation after the famous Dr. Thomas Arnold of Rugby. This book draws on new material and letters discovered in an archive. And archive it was assumed had perished in a fire; it shows just how ground-breaking his reforms really were; how sound or otherwise his methods of financing Uppingham were, and why he polarized people between passionate supporters and strong opponents. This biography also includes the bitter battle over who should be his literary executor.

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ISBN-13: 9781908684059
Publisher: University of Buckingham Press
Publication date: 10/01/2014
Pages: 350

About the Author

NIGEL RICHARDSON taught history at Uppingham 1971-89; was Second Master 1983-9 and house tutor of L and C. After leaving Uppingham he was Head of the Dragon School, Oxford; the Deputy Head of the King's School in Macclesfield; the Head of the Perse School, Cambridge 1994-2008 and Chairman of the Headmasters' Conference in 2007. He is now a book editor/writer, governor of several HMC schools, appraiser of Heads, and Syndic of the Cambridge University Press.

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