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Lottie Hoare


Teaching Associate

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  • PhD, Education, University of Cambridge (Newnham College), April 2018 
  • PCert, Emotional Aspects of Teaching and Learning, (Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust, 2013) 
  • MA History of Education, Institute of Education, University of London (Now UCL) (Distinction, 2012)
  • BA History, University of Cambridge (Newnham College) (MA Cantab, 1995)

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Teacher Associates Programme (TAP) University of Cambridge, 2016)

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I currently work as a Teaching Associate for the MEd on 'Researching Practice'. For the academic year 2017-2018 I have also contributed lectures to the undergraduate Tripos for Modernity. Globalisation and Education and History of Education. 

I received full AHRC funding for my PhD (October 2013–September 2016). I passed the Viva in December 2017 and graduated in April 2018. The title of this PhD is: ‘Secondary Education in BBC broadcast 1944-1965: drawing out networks of conversation and visions of reform’. This study analysed how local authority secondary schooling in England and Wales was represented in non-fiction BBC radio and television coverage. I analysed both the archival content of BBC radio discussion programmes and television documentary; tracing the networks of individuals who created these programmes in the two decades after the 1944 Education Act.  

For the academic year 2016–2017 I was employed at the Faculty of Education as a Research Assistant for the project ‘Sir Alec Clegg Revisited’. This research was funded by a Cambridge Arts and Humanities Research Grant. This project concerned the experiences of young people and teachers in schools in the West Riding of Yorkshire during the period 1945–1974. Alec Clegg was the Chief Education Officer for this region during this period. The project also examined Clegg’s contributions to the Plowden Committee Report of 1967. The research was both archival and involved making oral history recordings of school inspectors, teachers and pupils who worked in the West Riding in the given period. I took a lead role in organising project seminars, including events at the Faculty of Education, Cambridge and the NUT, London. I have also designed and managed the project website and taken many of the photographs for the site. The project was led by Cathy Burke and I hope to co-edit a book publication resulting from this project, with Cathy Burke and Peter Cunningham.  

I am also interested in the development of visual methodologies involving drawing as a form of transcription in archival research. I have previously worked as a History and English teacher in schools and as a freelance writer covering various topics including craft history and children’s drawings. My recent research interests in Race, Empire and Education have also developed from lecturing on the Modernity, Globalisation and Education undergraduate Tripos paper since 2014.

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Research Topics

  • The History of Broadcasting in Public Education
  • Visual representations of education and community

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  • Postgraduate and Undergraduate 
  •  From September 2017 Teaching Associate for Researching Practice MEd and MEd thesis supervision.
  • 2014 – 2018, Lecturer for Tripos Papers Modernity Globalization and Education and Part I History of Education.
  • Supervising Undergraduates on the above Papers, the new Year 1 Critical Debates paper and Research & Investigation Third year dissertations.

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Principal and Recent Publications

Hoare, L (2017) "The school career of the child as a unity": John Newsom's involvement with the BBC, 1934–1971 Paedagogica Historica (Published Online 17 January 2017

Hoare, L. (2016). Dons not clowns: Isaiah Berlin challenges Richard
Cawston’s edit of the educator. History of Education (Journal of the History of
Education Society) Vol. 46, 2017, issue 1 (Published Online 15 August 2016)

Hoare, L. (2012). Margaret Miles: the educational journey of a comprehensive school
campaigner. FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, Vol. 54, No.1.