Born in London and educated at Eton he was a very religious person and a keen sportsman and both interests greatly influenced his educational beliefs.
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Author, ’ Popular Educator,’ Pioneer Populariser of Inexpensive Publications and Publisher.
Educator, Physician, Philanthropist and Innovator of education for workers and artisans
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Journalist, Politician – Lord Chancellor 1830 to 1834), Scientist, Writer, one of the founders of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, the London Mechanics’ Institution a
Chemist, Liberal Politician – Committed Advocate for Technical Education
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A fascinating example of a working men’s club was a small but influential movement founded in 1717 by Joseph Middleton.
Mathematician, Philosopher and orginator of computing science
The foundation and development of learned and professional organisations representing science and technical disciplines is a fascinating study in its own right.