'The one in the many': exploring Annette Schepel and Alice Buckton's engagements with international progressive education networks, 1873-1944

Monday 29 January 2024 (17:00-19:00)

Jane Martin


DOMUS Seminar Series 2023 - 2024

With speaker Dr Alistair Jones, University of Winchester

The transnational work of Annette Hamminck Schepel (1844 -1931) and Alice Mary Buckton (1867-1944), remains largely unexplored in modern histories of education. Through their involvement with the settlement movement, Pestalozzi-Froebel Haus; Sesame House for Home Training, the Bahai’i Center for Learning at Green-Acre and the Chalice Well College for Women and Pilgrims’ Hostel, they were engaged in and, in some cases, founded an extensive range of international social networks. Using the untold story of Schepel’s and Buckton’s lives as a focus, we gain a deeper understanding into the way in which progressive educational networks closely intersected with other international movements of the time.


Alistair Jones is a senior lecturer in the Institute of Education at the University of Winchester and member of the Centre for the History of Women’s Education. He is a former director of the Chalice Well Trust and continues to write for the charity’s publishing company The Chalice Well Press, established in 2009, and The Chalice, a journal founded in 1967 in collaboration with the author Rosamond Lehmann. His current research focuses upon the history of progressive education.

This event is free, registration is essential to receive the link to ZOOM. All are welcome.

Please note, the online link opens at 17.00 to allow time for introductions and networking, the talk will commence at 17.30.