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Browning, Oscar, 1837 - 1923 (historian and educational reformer)


Dates and places

1837-1923; Born Langley, Bucks. 1837; School Eton; admitted at King's College, 1856; matriculated 1856; B.A. 1859; M.A. 1863; Fellow of King's College from 1859; assistant master at Eton, 1860-75; University work in Cambridge, 1875-1909; Senior Proctor, 1881-2; Secretary of the Teachers' Training Syndicate, 1878-1909; cofounder of the Cambridge University Day Training College and first Principal, 1891-1909; founder of the Political Society, 1876 and the Eighty Club, 1878; settled in Bexhill 1909; lived latterly in Rome where died.
Geographical areas Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Legal status / Nationality British
Sphere of activity History, teacher training
Other information Known as 'The OB'

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

 Fonds — Container: EDUC

Archives of the Department of Education, its predecessor, successor and allied bodies, 1870 - 2003

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/EDUC
Scope and Contents The archives document the full range of operations of i) the Day Training College, and its subsequent incarnations as Training College for School Masters, Department, Faculty and School of Education and ii) the Cambridge Institute of Education. They include records of the teaching and examining process in Cambridge and at establishments across the country; internal and external oversight and funding; student and staff records; buildings records, photographs and extensive bodies of...
Dates: 1870 - 2003
Conditions Governing Access: Within the archives of the Departtment of Education, predecessor, successor and allied bodies, personal records are closed to scholars for 80 years from the date of creation under data protection legislation. Restrictions are clearly indicated in catalogue entries.

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