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October 2019

Ahead of Her Time: An Illustrated Talk by Eileen Colwell

26 October @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Harriet Johnson Centre, Loose Lane
Sompting, West Sussex BN15 0BG United Kingdom
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At a meeting held in the very building where Harriet Johnson taught, local historian Eileen Colwell draws on national and local archives to illustrate the career of this remarkable teacher. Refreshments will be provided for after the talk. From 1897 to 1910, a small Sussex village achieved national acclaim (and some international recognition) because of the innovative teaching of Harriet Johnson, headteacher of Sompting School. While most Victorian schoolchildren sat silently at their desks, learning lessons by rote and being…

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