The Coming of the People’s School (Part three of ‘In the Path of Knowledge’)

Around the turn of the 19th. century there was growing unrest among the female population, who wanted wider education for girls – even Jane Welsh demanded to be taught Latin, ‘just like the boys’. Haddington born Jane later married Thomas Carlyle, the famous essayist and historian.

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In the Path of Knowledge – part two

The new school of 1579 flourished from the start, the years of disruption had passed and the seige of Haddington was a distant memory. Released from the bonds of the church, those were exciting times; a time of renewal for an ever growing campus.

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Early Learning Centre

Religious houses were built around Haddington during the 12th and 13th century. The brothers present decided to do more than just spread the word of God. They educated the young men of that area and made Haddington one of the great seats of early learning in Scotland.

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