In 1926 an American university went to sea and caused an international scandal. Could it still be considered a success?
Colonial schools eroded national identity and pride; in Sierra Leone a new way of teaching had to be found.
The experiences of medieval university students are familiar: they missed their mothers, asked for money and got into trouble.
Realising the world was changing around them, the Qing government began sending students abroad.
The obsession with gifted children is an ancient one, but it took on new life in the 20th century.
Although not allowed to study at university, women in 18th-century England still found ways to join – and challenge – the scholarly world.
New universities sprang up across medieval Europe at a rapid rate, yet at the start of the 19th century, England had only two: Oxford and Cambridge. For centuries, England’s two oldest institutions enjoyed a strict duopoly on higher learning, enforced by law. Why were they allowed to?
‘Word blindness’ was a recognised condition more than a century ago. But it was not until the 1970s that it began to be accepted by the medical establishment.
Massive Open Online Courses enable educators to connect with a learners on a huge scale.
The First World War transformed women-only Somerville College. It became a hospital for convalescing soldiers, housed poets and writers and changed forever the fortunes of female students, writes Frank Prochaska.