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1930s Teacher Training Prospectuses Collection


Teacher Training Colleges, 1930s.


45 prospectuses.

Scope and content

This is a collection of teacher training prospectuses from the 1930s. They were part of the British and Foreign School Society Collection at Brunel University Archives. The colleges located mostly in England:  

  • Coleg Hyfforddi Morgannwg, Barri.
  • Catholic Training College, Cavendish Square, London.
  • Training College for Teachers (Bedford Educational Association), The Crescent, Bedford.
  • Bedford Froebel Training College – Provisional Prospectus.
  • Brighton Municipal Training College for Women.
  • The College, Chester.
  • Oxford Diocesan Training College, Culham – General Rules for the Direction of Students in Residence.
  • Diocesan Training College for Teachers, Derby – Prospectus.
  • Dudley Training College for Teachers (Men and Women) – Prospectus.
  • Endsleigh Training College, Beverley High Road, Hull – Prospectus.
  • Furzedown Training College, London – Prospectus.
  • Gipsy Hill Training College.
  • Gloucester & Bristol Diocesan Training College, Fishponds, Bristol.
  • Goldsmiths’ College, University of London – Prospectus of the Training Department, 1937-38.
  • Hockerill Training College, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts.
  • Homerton Training College for Women Teachers, Cambridge.
  • Municipal Training College and Hostels, Hull.
  • Kenton Lodge Training College – Prospectus.
  • Liverpool Mount Pleasant Training College.
  • Neville’s Cross College for the training of Women Students, Durham – Prospectus.
  • Norwich Training College.
  • City of Leeds Training College – Handbook.
  • Lincoln Diocesan Training College.
  • East Midlands Training College, Loughborough College, Leicestershire – Prospectus.
  • Portsmouth Training College – Prospectus, Session 1937-38.
  • Ripon, Wakefield and Bradford Diocesan Training College, Ripon, Yorkshire.
  • St. Charles’s Training College for Catholic Women Teachers – Prospectus 1937 & 1938.
  • St. Gabriel’s Training College for Women Teachers – 1937-1938.
  • St. Hilda’s College, Durham – Diocesan Training College for Women & Hall of Residence for the University of Durham.
  • St. John’s College, York – Prospectus.
  • St. Katherine’s College, Liverpool (formerly Warrington Training College).
  • St. Katherine’s Training College, Tottenham – Report 1939-40.
  • The College of S. Mark and S. John, Chelsea – Prospectus for the Session 1938-39.
  • St. Mary’s College (Church of England Training College for Women), Cheltenham – Prospectus, August 1937.
  • St. Mary’s Training College, Lancaster Gate, London – 1938.
  • St. Mary’s Training College for Catholic Women Teachers, Newcastle-upon-Tyne – Prospectus.
  • St. Mary’s College, Strawberry Hill, Middlesex – Prospectus.
  • Prospectus of St. Paul’s College, Cheltenham.
  • Salford Training College for Teachers, Manchester – Prospectus.
  • Diocesan Training College, Salisbury – Prospectus.
  • Training College for Teachers, Sheffield.
  • The Sheffield City Training College for Teachers – Prospectus of Short Courses in Music for Teachers (Men and Women).
  • Sunderland Training College, Langham Tower.
  • Whitelands College, Putney.
  • St. Mary’s College, Bangor.


In the mid-1920s, the Burham Committee reviewed the routes for teacher training and recommended that teachers have the opportunity to obtrain a liberal education at university level before undertaking training. This collection of prospectuses are useful sources to gauge whether the recommendations were taken on board and to study how teachers were trained. They include the pre-entry requirements, timetables, curriculum, names of the lecturers and heads, and have images of the grounds and rooms.


The collection is bound in a single volume which is catalogued on Explore. This item can only be viewed in the IOE Reading Room.