Wolsey History Posts

1st Aug 2018

Celebrating 100 Years of Nelson Mandela

18 July 2018 marked what would have been the 100th birthday of our former student, Nelson Mandela. He was remembered for his great courage and peaceful spirit around the world.

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23rd Jun 2015

Keep Your Brain Active

We all know how important it is to keep your brain active through all the different stages of our lives. We were therefore delighted to find this letter, submitted by a Wolsey Hall Oxford student in 1969, detailing her experience taking ‘O’ level Italian: the hardest part, she writes, ‘was learning to learn again’.

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1st May 2015

Correspondence Learning and the Penny Black

At first glance, you would be forgiven for not realising the importance of the introduction of the Penny Black stamp and how it helped with correspondence learning.

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17th Feb 2015

Photos of Wolsey Hall 1969-1972

We love these images of Wolsey Hall staff preparing lessons and programmes to be sent out to students in the 1960s and 1970s - it was quite the operation!

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20th Jan 2015

The Wolsey Hall Story

2014 was Wolsey Hall’s 120th Anniversary – a perfect opportunity to spend some time in our archives, exploring our history of providing distance learning courses for students worldwide.

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6th Nov 2014

Distance Study in 1964

Wolsey Hall has been providing courses via distance study since 1894. Times have changed greatly and the way we now deliver our courses is very much driven by the internet.

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30th Oct 2014

Distance Learning College

Did you know that Wolsey Hall Oxford, the distance learning College has, throughout it’s history, offered courses to those serving in the Armed Forces? Such as the Royal Navy, Army, and Royal Air Force? For troops serving abroad, distance learning provided (and still does provide) an opportunity to keep the mind fresh and earn qualifications that would prove useful for life outside the forces.

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14th Oct 2014

Correspondence Courses – Our 1975 Prospectus

It is interesting to note how many parallels there are between the students enrolling on our correspondence courses in 1975 with the students we welcome on to our online courses today.

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8th Oct 2014

Our Wartime Prospectus 1943

How much has distance learning changed over the years? In many ways, drastically. The Internet has completely revolutionised how information is shared and widened the possibilities for anyone interested in furthering their education. But we were interested to note that fundamentally, the “Method of Work” for Wolsey Hall students described in this brochure from 1943 doesn’t differ too drastically from the system we use today to support students learning at home.

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3rd Oct 2014

Distance Education Alumnus Abdulsamad Abdullah

A distance education really paid off for one of our old students. We were very excited when Abdulsamad Abdullah got in touch to tell us that he had studied with Wolsey Hall in the 1970s.

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