John Hardcastle and Georgina Brewis, ‘Rewriting the history of subject English in London Schools 1945-1965: Methods and Approaches’, Institute of Education lunchtime seminar, 12-1.30pm, 6 March 2012. All welcome. More information.

John Hardcastle, Peter Medway, Georgina Brewis, David Crook and Pat Kingwell, ‘Remaking English? Change and Continity in English Schools?’ End-of-project seminar, Institute of Education, 23 February 2012.


Georgina Brewis, ‘Outside the English Classroom: Clubs and Societies in post-war London Schools’,  History of Education Society Annual Conference, Glasgow, November 2011.

John Hardcastle and Peter Medway, ‘Creativity for the urban working class? How the rural bias in English education was challenged in post-war London schools’, European Conference on Educational Research, Berlin, September 2011.

Peter Medway, ‘Speech  and writing in a 1950s school: lessons for today’,  International Association for the Improvement of Mother Tongue Education, Hildesheim, Germany, June 2011.

John Hardcastle and Peter Medway, ‘Democratising English: Changing the subject in post-war classrooms’,  History of Education Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, 2 June 2011. 

John Hardcastle, What was ‘New’ about the ‘New English’?, Centre for Language Culture and Learning Seminar, Goldsmiths, University of London, 1 March 2011.


John Hardcastle and Peter Medway, ‘Active citizenship vs Cultiver son Jardin: postwar tensions in london schools’, ‘Citizenship, Religion and Education’, History of Education Society Conference, 26-28 November 2010, London

John Hardcastle and Peter  Medway, ‘Why wasn’t it all the Same?  English in post-war London classrooms’, 22 November 2010, DOMUS Seminar, University of Birmingham.

John Hardcastle and Peter Medway, ‘The breakdown of deference: Social change and English 1945-65’, European Conference on Educational Research, August 2010, Helsinki.


John Hardcastle and Peter Medway, ‘English in a post-war “experimental comprehensive school”: Constructing a history, 1946-63’, 19 March 2009, University of Cambridge