7 March 2022 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
£5 | RHT Friends £6
2022 marks the 150th anniversary of the landmark 1872 Isle of Man Act for Public Elementary Education, which introduced compulsory education, eight years ahead of England and Wales, transferring control of education from the Church to the State. It paved the way for improvements in the quantity and quality of teachers, the abolition of school fees, and the extension of an independent system of education. How and why did this Act come about? Who resisted and who supported it? These questions will be explored in relation to the Island as a whole, but with special reference to the Parish of Rushen.
Angela W. Little is Professor Emerita at UCL Institute of Education, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and a past President of the British Association of International and Comparative Education. She was educated at Rushen Primary School and Castle Rushen High School.