Copies of lectures and talks, correspondence and printed works of Sir Michael Ernest Sadler
The papers mainly consist of copies of lectures and speeches relating to education in England and Germany, with some printed papers on education and a small amount of correspondence.
0.45 Linear metres (3 physical shelfmarks)
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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 7116, fols. 1-2].
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MSS. Eng. c. 7116-7118
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CMD ID 15750
Copies of lectures and talks, correspondence and printed works, 1901-c.1961, of Sir Michael Ernest Sadler (1861-1943), educational pioneer.
Biographical / Historical
Sir Michael Ernest Sadler (1861-1943) was educated at Rugby and Christ Church, Oxford. In 1885 he was appointed secretary of the extension lectures sub-committee of the Oxford University Examinations Delegacy. During his tenure the quantity and scope of lectures increased enormously. In 1895 he was appointed director of the office of special inquiries and reports in the Department of Education, where he produced reports on educational policy and practice at home and abroad, and advised the government on the development of educational policy. In 1903 he accepted the post of lecturer in education at the University of Manchester. During this period he produced reports on secondary education needs for nine local education authorities. In 1911 he became Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leeds, remaining there until 1923 when he accepted the mastership of University College, Oxford. See Dictionary of National Biography.
Given to Professor J. Sislian by Harry Higginson.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Given by Professor J. Sislian, 1986.
- Catalogue of Copies of lectures and talks, correspondence and printed works of Sir Michael Ernest Sadler, 1901-c.1961
- Finding aid prepared by C. Parker
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