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Title:"A Hundred Years of Education " - King William’s College - Isle of Man 1830—1930
Price:GBP£30.00 (about USD$40.60)
Item ID:B009-3587
Publisher:Trustees of King William's College, Douglas, Isle of Man, 1930
Binding:Softcover (Side-stapled)
Condition:Very Good
Trustees of King William's College, 1930, Softcover (Side-stapled), Book Condition: Very Good, First

b/w. frontis. illustration of King William's College. This little book will fill a long felt want. It is a curious fact that, apart from the ordinary registers and statistics, no attempt has heretofore been made to record the circumstances attending the foundation and the progress of King William’s College. The fact is the more curious in view of the very prominent influence which the School has had, and still has, in the scheme of Education 1n the Isle of Man, and of its high standing in England. Canon Owen’s timely researches have brought to light, and show in proper perspective, the close relationship of the College to the progress of Education here, and make clear the very important place which the only Public School must occupy in the whole sphere of Insular development. The book, however, does more than this. While recalling in permanent form the purposes which actuated the founders, it brings out most strikingly their breadth of view and their foresight. They projected a scheme which was not only to enable Manxmen to grow and compete on equal terms educationally with inhabitants of other portions of the British Isles, but was to be the nucleus of even higher ambitions. It has, through the untiring zeal of a long line of distinguished Heads, maintained a high and worthy tradition. It has been an important factor in the progressive development of the educational policy of the land. It has been the means, especially of recent years, of opening up to Manx boys opportunities of honourable service and distinguished careers in the world, both within and without the Empire, which would otherwise have been hopelessly closed to them. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 66 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. no Dust Jacket as published.. Staples rusty. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Education; History; Isle of Man; Schools; Britain/UK; Genealogy & Local History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3587.
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