Essex History Group: Fashioning the Foundlings - education and instruction at the London Foundling Hospital in the eighteenth century

Speaker: Janette Bright

This talk looks at the education, instruction and training of the children at the London Foundling Hospital between c.1740-1800. The aim of the Hospital was to turn what were believed to be unwanted infants into useful citizens and was a combination of schooling, religious and moral instruction and vocational training. During this particular period of the Hospital's history this varied due to the particular logistic and economical challenges of the time. The talk ends with two case studies, showing how despite the basic education planned, some children did exceed all expectations.

Tuesday 14 May, 10.30am-12.00noon

Tuesday 14 May, 2.00pm-3.30pm

Bookings open from 1 April 2019

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