Joseph Lancaster

Standard Name: Lancaster, Joseph


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Leisure and Society Mary Brunton
On her second visit she took in the Royal Academy Exhibition and visited the National School under the guidance of Dr Andrew Bell (a Scots Anglican clergyman, formerly of Madras, author of An Experiment in...
Literary responses Sarah Trimmer
The Critical Review gave her the last paragraph only of a review chiefly concerned with two books on related topics by male authors, one of which was Lancaster 's Improvements in Education, which the...
Occupation Anne Hart Gilbert
This was at a time when teaching slaves to read was so unpopular and suspicious a measure that missionaries were advised not to do it for fear of losing patronage. Elizabeth Hart Thwaites took up...
Occupation Priscilla Wakefield
A moral author who sought to do good by her writings, PW was equally energetic in practical philanthropy. From 1791 she helped run a childbirth charity which supplied pregnant women with midwifery care and an...
politics Hannah Kilham
HK heard the educationalist Joseph Lancaster speak at the first of several meetings in Sheffield which resulted in the setting up of two Lancastrian Free Schools in the city, one for boys and one for...
Textual Features Mary Leadbeater
Despite her didactic intention, and although she provides useful recipies and information on herbal medicine, ML shows none of the condescension of analogous works like Elizabeth Hamilton 's Cottagers of Glenburnie. The dialogues are...
Textual Production Caroline Bowles
Bell had published An Experiment in Education, about his experiments in Madras, in 1797. His work on a system by which elder pupils helped teach the younger ones was parallelled by that of Joseph Lancaster
Textual Production Sarah Trimmer
ST published her Comparative View of the New Plan of Education promulgated by Mr. Joseph Lancaster (reviewed by the Critical Review two years after it appeared).
Heath, Pauline. The works of Mrs. Trimmer (1742-1810). Lambert Academic Publishing.
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Critical Review. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.
3d ser. 11 (1807): 175


1797: Andrew Bell, a Scottish Anglican clergyman,...

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Andrew Bell , a Scottish Anglican clergyman, published An Experiment in Education, made at the Male Asylum of Madras. Suggesting a system by which a school or family may teach itself under the superintendence...

1801: The Quaker Joseph Lancaster opened his non-sectarian...

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The QuakerJoseph Lancaster opened his non-sectarian Free School in Borough Road in south-east London; he soon had a thousand pupils.

1808: The Royal Lancastrian Society, later the...

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The Royal Lancastrian Society , later the British and Foreign School Society , was founded in London by friends of the educator Joseph Lancaster .


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