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Newcastle University (1834-:)


Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from J P Tuck to Hector Thomson regarding Tuck's volume, The origins and development of the training of teachers in the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, 9 Jul 1971

Identifier: Coll-1310/1/1/29
Scope and Contents

Tuck refers to the enclosure of his volume, remarking that there are references to Thomson and Lady Thomson in the volume, and asks Hector Thomson to give Lady Thomson his best wishes.

Dates: 9 Jul 1971

Material regarding the Riddell Memorial Lectures, 1964-1966

Identifier: Coll-41/3/4
Scope and Contents

Chiefly includes correspondence between Waddington and the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Also includes typescript of a lecture, the first page of which is headed 'The Basic Ideas of Biology', with handwritten notes, and typescript of a lecture titled 'Scientific Approaches to the Concept of Purpose.'

Dates: 1964-1966

The Aim of Education: - Happiness and Truth, 7 Mar 1942

Identifier: Coll-1310/3/1/2/25
Scope and Contents In the lecture, Thomson outlines his utilitarian educational creed, which involves the greatest happiness of the greatest number. He makes a moral and ethical case for this, and contrasts and balances it with the concept of truth, as well as the needs of the individual, particularly the cultivation and encouragement of genius and talent. Thomson relates this creed back to educational systems and problems, summarising the sometimes conflicting demands each...
Dates: 7 Mar 1942

The Means to the End: Equal Opportunity and Hard Work, 7 March 1942

Identifier: Coll-1310/3/1/2/26
Scope and Contents

The lecture is almost identical in content to The Need for Vocational Education, with the exception that Thomson expands more upon the role of play in education.

Dates: 7 March 1942

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