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ISAACS, Nathan (1895-1966)

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Reference code(s): GB 0366 NI
Held at: Institute of Education
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Full title: ISAACS, Nathan (1895-1966)
Date(s): 1913-1966
Level of description: collection
Extent: 19 boxes
Name of creator(s): Isaacs | Nathan | 1895-1966 | metallurgist and educationist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Nathan Isaacs (1895-1966) was a metallurgist and was awarded the OBE for the contribution he made to this field during World War Two. However, he also took a scholarly interest in the fields of philosophy, psychology and metaphysics, and was particularly interested in the work of Jean Piaget and in theories of child development and of the teaching of science to children. He lectured and wrote widely on these topics. He married the psychologist and educator Susan Fairhurst in 1922 and was closely involved with her work in the Malting House school experiment. After her death in 1948 he married Evelyn Lawrence, who had also worked at the Malting House School, Cambridge. They were both deeply involved with the National Froebel Foundation, an organisation devoted to promoting the ideas of the educationist, Friedrich Froebel.


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Papers of Nathan Isaacs, 1913-1966, including lectures, unpublished writings and notes, publications and correspondence concerning his psychological and philosophical work.

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A reader wishing to publish any quotation of information, including pictorial, derived from any archive material must apply in writing for prior permission from the Librarian or other appropriate person(s) as indicated by the Archivist. A limited number of photocopies may be supplied at the discretion of the Archivist.

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Papers of Susan Isaacs (DC/SI) are also held at the Institute of Education.

Further papers of Nathan Isaccs are held in the British and Foreign School Society Archives, Brunel University.

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Created 06/9/1999, modified 12/4/2000

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