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Bretton Hall Essays

Edited by Anthony W Denton &

John L Taylor


The editors and Quacks Books of York are pleased to announce the publication of a new book of retrospective essays about Bretton Hall College, Wakefield.

The college was established to provide post-war teacher-training in 1949, by Sir Alec Clegg, the Chief Education Officer for the West Riding County Council from 1945–1974.

The college merged with the University of Leeds in 2001, and was subsequently closed by the University in 2007.

This collection captures the recollections of a number of ex-students and ex-staff and demonstrates unique importance of this much-loved institution.

Imaginative yet grounded in observation and experience; concerned equally with all; and with an underlying moral basis. Imagination was the oxygen in the life blood of the old place. Bretton Hall College kept faith with Sir Alec’s philosophy.

£20  ( + postage and packaging )

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ISBN: 978-1-912-728-68-8

E-Book ISBN: 978-1-912728-69-5