- Student records: certificate registers 1873-1907, progress and character of students catalogue 1849-1856.
- Moray House Club records: minutes 1877-1968, accounts 1907-1968, annual reports 1881-1948.
Records of the United Free Church of Scotland Training College, Edinburgh
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- ReferenceGB 237 EUA IN18
- Dates of Creation1847-1968
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1.5 metres
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Administrative / Biographical History
The creation of the United Free Church Training College followed the disruption of the Church of Scotland in 1843 , when the United Free Church of Scotland established its own teacher training college. The College officially welcomed students after considerable alterations, in 1848 . In 1907 it merged with the Church of Scotland College to become the Edinburgh Provincial Training Centre.
All classes and teaching practice took place at Moray House, Edinburgh. This accommodation continued to be used after the merger in 1907 .
Subjects that the trainee teachers had to be proficient in included Religious Knowledge, English, Geography, History, Penmanship, Arithmetic, French, Vocal Music, Drawing, Algebra, Geometry, Latin, Domestic Economy, Greek Trigonometry, and School Management. Trainee Teachers were not only assessed by examination in subjects set, but also at their skill in teaching and in their general conduct.
The former student society 'The Moray House Club' continued long after the college changed its name, status and structure.
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Kirk, G. (ed.).Moray House and Professional Education, 1835-1985. Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press , 1985 .