Book Prize

The History of Education Society (UK) are pleased to announce two book prizes for awarding in 2017.

The Anne Bloomfield Prize

Prize for the best book written in English on the history of education. Nominations for books published between January 1 2014, and December 31 2016 should be sent to Stephanie.Spencer@winchester.ac.uk with a short 150/ 200 word supporting rationale. Co-authored but not co-edited books may be submitted. Those shortlisted will be asked to provide 4 copies of their books to the panel.

Deadline for submissions January 31 2017, shortlisting will take place in February and the winners announced at the Society annual conference in Winchester in November 2017.

The Kevin Brehony Prize

Prize for the best first single-authored book written in English on the history of education. Nominations for books published between January 1 2014, and December 31 2016 should be sent to Stephanie.spencer@winchester.ac.uk with a short 150/200 word supporting rationale. Those shortlisted will be asked to provide 4 copies of their books to the panel.

Deadline for submissions January 31 2017, shortlisting will take place in February and the winners announced at the Society annual conference in Winchester in November 2017.

Anne Bloomfield Book Prize - Previous winners

Initiated in 1989, and since 2007 re-named the Anne Bloomfield Book Prize in memory of Anne's chairing of the 2004 and 2007 panels, this prize has honoured some outstanding contributions to the field: 

1986-1988: Margaret Bryant
The London Experience of Secondary Education
(London : Athlone, 1986)

1989-1991: David Vincent
Literacy and Popular Culture: England 1750-1914
(Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 1989)

1992-1994: R. J. W. Selleck
James Kay-Shuttleworth: Journey of an Outsider
(Ilford: Woburn Press, 1994)

1995-1997: Kathryn Castle
Britannia’s Children: Reading Colonialism through Children’s Books and Magazines
(Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1996)

1998-2000: Jane Martin
Women and the Politics of Schooling in Victorian and Edwardian England
(Leicester: Leicester University Press, 1999)

2001-2003: Harold Silver
Higher Education and Opinion Making in Twentieth Century England
(London: Woburn Press, 2003)

2004-2006: Rebecca Rogers
From the Salon to the Schoolroom: Educating Bourgeois Girls in Nineteenth-Century France
(University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press)

2007-2010: Ruth Watts
Women in Science:  A Social and Cultural History 
(London: Routledge, 2007).

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A group of students from the Royal Albert Memorial College, Exeter, 1908.

St Luke’s College, Orchestra. 1920s.

 St Luke’s College Library.

Acton Technical College – exam desks