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BBC Broadcasts for Schools: Introduction

Archive & Special Collections

School Broacasting in the UK (David Crook)

This 2007 short article by David Crook charts, in an exploratory manner, the history of school broadcasting in the United Kingdom, from the early days of radio to the digital curriculum of today.

The BBC Broadcasts for Schools Collection

Source:  BBC Broadcasts for School (Radio)

What the Onlooker Saw (1928-1929) by Rhonda Power

 

Description  This Collection is the BBC's own collection of pamphlets produced to accompany schools radio broadcasts from September 1926 till the late 1970s; the volumes from Summer 1958 and onwards include pamphlets for television broadcasts as well.

During the academic year 1946-47 the series divided into 'Pamphlets' and 'Leaflets', within the same numbered sequence, and in 1973 another sequence, called 'Notes', was added, also within the original numbered sequence.

The Collection was deposited on permanent loan with the Institute in 1990.

Size: 16 metres of shelving

Type/format: Pamphlets

Dates: 1926 - 1979

Accrual policy: Closed

Access
Reference only. By prior arrangement with the Special Collections Librarian. Contact the Library Enquiry Desk in the first instance.

Location
Bedford Way

Searching
There is no listing of the individual items within the bound volumes. Literature on BBC Broadcasts is available in the Library can be accessed via the Library Catalogue.