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The history of free school meals: how its past dishes out lessons for future servings | RFTRW S21E03

15 January 2024

This podcast hears about the impact of the UK’s School Meals Service on schools and their communities since its inception in 1906, and how it can adapt to the challenges of food insecurity and the impact of the economic crisis on children's learning.

Professor Gary McCulloch, Research for the Real World

Gary McCulloch
Brian Simon Professor of History of Education

Professor Gary McCulloch is Principal Investigator of an ESRC-funded research project finding out what lessons may be learned from the lived experiences of school meal recipients, teachers, parents and catering staff, both now and in the past.

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