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An Essay on Charity, and Charity-Schools

HIND, Andrew Fleming (born 1955), Visiting Professor of Charity Governance and Finance, Cass Business School, City University, since 2011; Editor, Charity Finance Magazine, since 2011

‘The Business and Charities of the Parish’: Churches, Schools, and Local Authority

Wilson, William Carus (1791-1859), Church of England clergyman and founder of charity schools

FRIES, Richard James (born 1940), Chief Charity Commissioner, 1992–99; Visiting Fellow, Centre for Civil Society, London School of Economics, 2000–06

GRAY, (Peter) Lindsay (born 1953), consultant, adviser and mediator (education, music and charities), since 2012; Director, Royal School of Church Music, 2008–12, now Emeritus

ODLING, William (1909 - 1997), DL; President, English-Speaking Union (Eastern Counties); Chairman: Roman River (Colchester) Conservation Zone; Friends of Essex Churches; Vice-Chairman of School, and Chairman of Hall, Fingringhoe; Treasurer/Secretary, Fingringhoe Ancient Charities

MARKHAM, Clements Robert (1830 - 1916), late President Royal Geographical Society, International Geographical Congress, 1894–99, Hakluyt Society, 1889–1909, and Geographical, Elizabethan and Royal Society Clubs; one of the Governors of Westminster School and Trustee of Dr Busby’s charities

BRUCE, Ian Waugh (born 1945), Vice-President, Royal National Institute of Blind People, since 2003 (Director-General, 1983–2003); Founder Director, 1991–2010, Visiting Professor, since 1991 and President, since 2010, Centre for Charity Effectiveness, Sir John Cass Business School, City University London (formerly VOLPROF, the Centre for Voluntary Sector and Not-for-Profit Management, City University Business School)

PRINGLE, John Christian (1872 - 1938), Consulting Secretary, Charity Organisation Soc. since 1936 (296 Vauxhall Bridge Road, SW1; T: Vic. 6164); Hon. Secretary Association of Voluntary School Care Committee Workers since 1915; Chaplain, Royal College of St Katharine 1920–1933; Examining Chaplain to the Bishop of Chester 1919–1932

CARGILL, Lionel Vernon (died 1955), Fellow of King’s College, London; Consulting Ophthalmic Surgeon, King’s Coll. Hospital; Consulting Surg., Royal Eye Hospital; Emeritus Lecturer in Ophthalmology, King’s Coll. Hospital Med. School; Consulting Ophthalmic Surgeon, Dreadnought, Seamen’s Hospital, Greenwich; late Chm., Royal Eye Hospital; Past Master, Society Apothecaries, Lond.; Vice-Pres. and Treasurer Board of Registration of Med. Auxiliaries; late Examiner in Ophthalmology, Oxford University; Consulting Ophthalmic Surgeon, Maternity Charity, Plaistow; Member Cttee of Management, Chelsea Physic Garden


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Although the practice of establishing charity schools for the poor by private donors had begun in Elizabethan times, a great increase in numbers occurred towards the end of the 17th cent. The main object was religious and moral, as well as enabling the poor to earn a livelihood. The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK), at its first meeting in 1699, considered how best to establish ‘Catechetical Schools’ in every parish in London. Children between the ages of 7 and 12 were admitted. Teaching was from 7.00 to 11.00 in the morning and 1.00 to 5.00 in the afternoon. However, by 1760 the charity school movement was faltering.

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