Jinglin' Geordie's Legacy: A History of George Heriot's Hospital and School

 
9781906566098: Jinglin' Geordie's Legacy: A History of George Heriot's Hospital and School

George Heriot's Hospital and School has a unique place in the history of Edinburgh and in Scottish education. Its foundation in the third decade of the seventeenth century expanded the intellectual and charitable boundaries of the City and became a forerunner for many similar schools throughout the country. This history of the Founder and his School is the first since Frederick Bedford's formative work over a hundred years ago. Brian Lockhart puts a fresh and modern slant on the well-known facts and digs deep to unearth many other interesting aspects of the School's history. The life of George Heriot; the transition of his legacy into the 'Wark'; the early years and development of the Hospital; the link with the New Town; the expansion of education within Edinburgh; the Day School educational and sporting achievements - all of these are threads which run through Brian Lockhart's book, which is well illustrated and full of interest to Herioters and non-Herioters alike.

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Brian Lockhart was educated at Leith Academy Primary and George Heriot's School, where he obtained the Silver Medal in History. He studied history and politics at the University of Aberdeen, and joined the staff of George Heriot's in 1968 where he became Principal Teacher of History in 1972. In 1981 he was appointed Deputy Rector of The High School of Glasgow and in 1996 became Headmaster of Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen. He retired in 2004 but remains heavily involved in the wider world of education in Scotland.

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Book Description John Donald, Edinburgh, 2009. Original Blue Hardback. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. First Edition. 2003. viii, 440pp. Colour and b&w illustrations. "In 1621, George Heriot, the Edinburgh goldsmith and moneylender to royalty whose success earned him the nickname "Jinglin' Geordie", instructed his advocate to purchase landed property in the vicinity of Edinburgh, his intention being to found a "Hospitall and Seminarie of Orphans .and fathirles childrene." This vision of the Founder of the Heriot Trust is still alive today as the School continues to provide free education to Foundationers, now sons and daughters of widows, of whom 70 currently benefit. Heriot's School has grown to educate 1500 pupils, but the memory and spirit of the Founder is not forgotten and is honoured every June in a special anniversary service."In 1621, George Heriot, the Edinburgh goldsmith and moneylender to royalty whose success earned him the nickname "Jinglin' Geordie", instructed his advocate to purchase landed property in the vicinity of Edinburgh, his intention being to found a "Hospitall and Seminarie of Orphans .and fathirles childrene." This vision of the Founder of the Heriot Trust is still alive today as the School continues to provide free education to Foundationers, now sons and daughters of widows, of whom 70 currently benefit. Heriot's School has grown to educate 1500 pupils, but the memory and spirit of the Founder is not forgotten and is honoured every June in a special anniversary service." Book is in excellent condition with no inscriptions. Heavy book so extra postage may be needed for non-UK customers. Size: 9.5" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # Edin347b

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