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Behind the Scenes: Heritage and Education – The Royal College of Science

Throughout Heritage Week we have been focusing on an aspect of our collection which applies to this year’s theme of ‘Heritage and Education: Learning from our Heritage’.

Today’s item comes from the Department of Agriculture, ref. NAI, AG/92/1/5. This graph was produced by a professor at the Royal College of Science for Ireland, Merrion Street, Dublin in 1902. It’s purpose was to add weight to the argument for investment in the formal, vocational education of agricultural workers. By showing that Ireland was still very much an agricultural country, in comparison to its counterparts of Scotland and England, it was hoped that education in land and crop management and other related rural subjects would be included in the remit of the Science college.

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