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Advert for the School Board for London

Advert for the School Board for London

Printer: Alenadner & Shepheard

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1884

Shelfmark: Evan.6719

Item number: 6719

Genre: Leaflet

This leaflet advertises evening classes for men only. This is indicative of the educational climate of the Victorian period. Technically, women had access to education, but in practice the range of subjects they could study was severely limited, and it was only really available for those who could pay for it.

Working class men tended to be interested in a practical education, particularly literacy. The middle classes would have been more attracted to the more traditionally academic subjects featured on this leaflet, including English history and geography.

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