Papers of the Reverend Michael Burden

Scope and Content

MEd Thesis, 1979: 'An experiment in humanistic education - a personal education curriculum for spiritual and moral development'. 1 vol.

'Your future in Hull'. Workbook and handbook for a scheme in conjunction with Humberside County Council, relating to the future employment of pupils at the Sir Leo Schultz High School, Hull. 2 volumes.

'An investigation into spiritual development: being a short report of sabbatical study, Jan-Mar 1992', undertaken at the North of England Institute for Religious Education, Durham University.

Draft ts of 'A curriculum for personal growth'. 9pp.

Draft ts of 'What is meant by spiritual development?'. 7pp.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Reverend Michael Burden (b 1936) attended Banks Lane Council School and Stockport School. From 1954-6 he worked as a schoolmaster at Prestatyn and Heaton Moor College. In 1956-1959, he attended Selwyn College, Cambridge University, where he changed his course from Natural Sciences to Theology. Following this, he attended Ridley Hall theological college, leaving in 1962 to become Assistant Curate at Ashton-upon-Mersey. Burden worked as: Chaplain at St Peter's Junior School in York (1965-1970); Head of RE and Careers at Beverley Grammar School (1970-1974); Rector at Walkington (1974-1977); Head of Community Studies at Sir Leo Schultz High School in Hull (1977-1982); and Priest-in-charge of Holy Trinity, Berwick upon Tweed (1982-1992).

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Custodial History

Sent by Rev Michael Burden, November 2003.