Dr Catherine Burke is a well-known historian of childhood, education and school design whose books include School (2008) and The School I’d Like (2003), both co-authored with Ian Grosvenor. Her latest book, A Life in Education and Architecture, is a study of architect Mary Beaumont Medd (2013). She reflected on her own experience of the materiality of school as a child growing up in Birmingham in an interview with Emma Dyer on 21st April 2015 in Cambridge, where she is Reader in History of Childhood and Education.
Tell me about your first school.
The first school I attended was Our Lady’s Catholic Primary school in Stechford in Birmingham. I went there in 1962 when I was five and Continue reading “Interview with Dr Catherine Burke”