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British Association for the Advancement of Science

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Education.

This peripatetic body, founded in 1831, has been important in promoting public awareness of science. The Royal Society was London‐based and like a gentleman's club; the Royal Institution...

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Dawkins, James

M. St John Parker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; UK Politics; British History; Political History. 1062 words.

Dawkins, James (1722–1757), antiquary and Jacobite sympathizer, was born in Jamaica, the eldest of four sons of Henry Dawkins (1698–1744) of Clarendon, Jamaica, a wealthy sugar planter, and...

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examination

Overview page. Subjects: Education — British History.

A means of formal summative assessment, usually involving time‐constrained tasks, which assesses the knowledge, skills, or understanding of the candidate. Conduct of candidates and the...

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Forbes, Robert

William Donaldson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; UK Politics; British History; Political History; Education; History. 1073 words.

Forbes, Robert (bap. 1708, d. 1775), Jacobite annalist and Scottish Episcopal bishop of Ross and Caithness, was baptized on 4 May 1708 at Rayne, Aberdeenshire, the second child and only son...

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grammar school

Overview page. Subjects: Education — British History.

Originally, a school which focused on an education in the classics, and specifically upon the grammar of Latin and Greek. Following the Education Act 1944 (Butler Act), local authorities...

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Halket, George

William Donaldson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; British History; Political History; Composition; Education. 773 words.

Halket, George (bap. 1692, d. 1756), Jacobite songwriter and schoolmaster, son of James Halket, was baptized in Banff on 6 July 1692. He completed his studies at King's College, Aberdeen,...

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HMI

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Education.

(Her Majesty's Inspectors).

The first two inspectors, Seymour Tremenheere and the Revd John Allen, were appointed in 1839 to supervise the proper spending of £30,000 for the...

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King, William

Richard Sharp.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; UK Politics; British History; Political History. 2139 words.

King, William (1685–1763), college head and Jacobite sympathizer, was born at Stepney, Middlesex, on 5 March 1685 and baptized there six days later, the son of Peregrine King (1649–1714), a...

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Lumisden, Andrew

John Callow.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; UK Politics; British History; Political History. 1896 words.

Lumisden, Andrew (1720–1801), Jacobite politician and antiquary, was the only son of William Lumisden (1688–1756), an Edinburgh law agent and burgess, and Mary (d. 1755), daughter of Robert...

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Ramsay, Andrew Michael [Jacobite Sir Andrew Ramsay, baronet]

Scott Mandelbrote.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; British History; Political History; Education; Philosophy. 1616 words.

Ramsay, Andrew Michael [Jacobite Sir Andrew Ramsay, baronet] (1686–1743), philosopher and Jacobite sympathizer, was born in Ayr in 1686, probably on 29 May, the son of Andrew Ramsay (c.1660–null...

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