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October 2019

League v Union: Gaynor Haliday looks back 150 years to October 1869, when men who sought to introduce a new system of elementary education for the working classes clashed with the groups who already provided it
Educating women: This month marks the 150th anniversary of Girton College, Cambridge – the first women’s college at the university. What can the census tell us about the college and those associated with it? Nell Darby explores
A walk through the history of Eel Pie Island: Nick Thorne takes a ramble through records relating to this Thames island
Disciplined until death: Corporal punishment was part of school life until relatively recent times – despite proof that it could kill those it was inflicted on, writes Nell Darby
History in the details: Police uniforms

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