Lectures, unpublished writings and notes, publications and correspondence concerning Nathan Isaacs' psychological and philosophical work.
Papers of Nathan Isaacs (1895-1966)
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- ReferenceGB 366 NI
- Dates of Creation1913-1966
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description18 boxes
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Administrative / Biographical History
Nathan Isaacs (1895-1966) was a metallurgist and was awarded the OBE for the contribution he made to this field during the Second World War. However, he also took a scholarly interest in the fields of philosophy, psychology and metaphysics, and was particularly interested in the work of Jean Piaget and in theories of child development and of the teaching of science to children. He lectured and wrote widely on these topics. He married the psychologist and educator Susan Fairhurst in 1922 and was closely involved with her work in the Malting House school experiment. After her death in 1948 he married Evelyn Lawrence, who had also worked at the Malting House School, Cambridge. They were both deeply involved with the National Froebel Foundation, an organisation devoted to promoting the ideas of the educationist, Friedrich Froebel.
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