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WILDE, Imogen (born 1949), Director, British and Foreign School Society, since 2009; Associate, Education Practice, Harvey Nash plc, since 2011 (Director, 2007–11)

BANISTER, Stephen Michael Alvin (1918 - 2006), Secretary, British and Foreign School Society, 1978–96; Founder Editor, Transport Reviews, since 1981

PITMAN, (Isaac) James (1901 - 1985), Vice-President: British and Foreign School Society; British Association for Commercial and Industrial Education; Member, National Union of Teachers; Proponent of Initial Teaching Alphabet, and its designer, for the easier learning of literacy, oracy and the language in English

THOMAS, Frederick William (1867 - 1956), late Fellow of Balliol College; Hon. Fellow of School of Oriental and African Studies in University of London; Foreign, Corresponding or Hon. Member of various foreign academies, Institut de France (Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres), oriental societies, etc.; Member (appointed by the British Academy) of the Governing Body of the School of Oriental Studies; Vice-President Royal India Society

BLAIR-BELL, William (1871 - 1936), Commander, Royal Order of the Star of Roumania; President, Royal Infirmary, Liverpool, 1935; Consulting Gynæcological and Obstetrical Surgeon, Royal Infirmary, Liverpool; Emeritus-Professor of Obstetrics and Gynæcology, University of Liverpool, Professor, 1921–31; Honorary Consulting Director of the Liverpool Medical (Cancer) Research Organization; Chairman of Foundation Committee and First President, British College of Obstetricians and Gynæcologists; Past President, Section Obstetrics and Gynæcology, Royal Society of Medicine; Past President, North of England Obstetrical and Gynæcological Soc.; Past President, Liverpool Medical Institution; formerly Chairman, Medical Faculty, University of Liverpool; sometime Member, Board of Directors of Journal of Obstetrics and Gynæcology of the British Empire; sometime Member of the Council of Rossall School; Chairman, Executive Committee, British Congresses of Obstetrics and Gynæcology; Fellow, King’s College, London; Hon. Foreign Membre Société Belge de Gynécologie et d’Obstétrique; Hon. Fellow Edinburgh Obstetrical Society, American Gynæcological Society, Chicago Gynæcological Society, American Gynæcological Club, American Medical Association, and several medical societies in Great Britain; sometime Examiner in Gynæcology and Obstetrics, Manchester University, Royal Colleges of Surgeons and Physicians, London, Durham University, University of Wales, and to Belfast University

 

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The society stemmed from the work of Joseph Lancaster, who established a school and training institution in Southwark in 1798. With the promise of £100 p.a. from George III, Lancaster formed ‘The Society for Promoting the Royal British or Lancasterian System for the Education of the Poor’ in 1808, later changed to the British and Foreign School Society. Lancaster's proposal for a system of teaching through monitors enabled mass education at an elementary level to be provided on a scale never previously attempted and almost 4,000 British schools were established by the Society.

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