We are delighted to announce that Joseph Lancaster has been inducted into the AIM Biffa Award History Makers programme.
The £1 million, AIM Biffa Award ‘History Makers – People who shaped our world’ programme, funds museums to create new exhibitions that will inspire the public through the lives and achievements of extraordinary, historical figures who have made a significant impact on the industrial, scientific, commercial or social history of the UK, shaping the world we live in today.
Despite being born into humble circumstances, Lancaster started a revolution in education which brought schooling within reach of millions of children around the world. He was remembered as 'The Poor Child's Friend'. He left an enduring legacy; the British and Foreign School Society, who took on his work, gives around £1 million each year to educational charities across the world.
The exciting new exhibition 'Joseph Lancaster's Educational Revolution' will open in February 2019. Follow us on Social Media to see the story unfold.