Years of armed resistance by four interlinked Zionist militia groups helped end British rule in Palestine, but led to a bitter civil war between Jews and Arabs.
Concerns about the British primary school curriculum made their way onto the political agenda last year with the publication of the interim Rose Report. With the full report imminent, Richard Willis looks at the history of progressive education and ponders its future.
Richard Willis charts how order was brought to the medical profession by the foundation of the General Medical Council 150 years ago.
Richard Willis believes the government should pay attention to the history of teacher-training in its plans for school-based training schemes for graduates.
As thousands of pupils prepare for their exam results, Richard Willis describes the origins of school examinations in England.
Richard Willis describes the long struggle to get teachers their own professional organisation.