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Philosophy of Early Education

Nature volume 140, pages 479480 (18 September 1937) | Download Citation



IT was a foregone conclusion that so original and stimulating a contributor to contemporary thought as Mr. H. G. Wells—on this occasion we are almost invited to dub him Dr. H. G. Wells— would have things to say to Section L (Education) of the British Association calculated to provoke lively interest and discussion. Few listeners to his presidential address, many of whom were working teachers, could have adopted the language of Tennyson's "Northern Farmer": "An' I thowt a said whot a owt to 'a said, an' I coom'd awaäy". The address was probably the better for being plain-spoken and provocative, for only so could Mr. Wells have been at his characteristic best.

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