Empire and Education

Education was central to British imperial policy throughout the 20th century, as the British sought to create imperial citizens schooled in British ways. At home this was often cast as a philanthropic exercise, but it also had a utilitarian function as British colonial regimes sought to train an indigenous administrative class. From agricultural training films intended for colonial audiences, to records of further education in post-War Africa, these films chart the progress of British educational programmes within the colonies.

 
 
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AFRICAN PEASANT FARMS - THE KINGOLWIRA EXPERIMENT

AFRICAN PEASANT FARMS - THE KINGOLWIRA EXPERIMENT (1936)has video enhanced entry

INTEREST. The film shows a practical experiment to establish a new African settlement in tsetse-fly country.

The film opens with a ...

VETERINARY TRAINING OF AFRICAN NATIVES

VETERINARY TRAINING OF AFRICAN NATIVES (1936)has video enhanced entry

The training of students at the Tanganyika Veterinary Department, Mpwapwa.

The film opens with a line of African men in uniform ...

COMMON ROUND

COMMON ROUND (1935)has video enhanced entry

A Missionary in a remote African district fights plague and prejudice.

Dr Pyke, the headmaster of Portland House Preparatory School, delivers ...