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The Parents' Review

A Monthly Magazine of Home-Training and Culture

Edited by Charlotte Mason.

"Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life."
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P.N.E.U. Notes.

Volume 10, 1899, pg. 547


Edited by Miss Frances Blogg, Sec., 28 Victoria Street, S.W.

To whom all Hon. Local Secs. are requested to send reports of all matters of interest connected with their branches, also 30 copies of any prospectuses or other papers they may print.

The Office will be closed from August 1st to September 12th. Only important letters can be answered.

NEW BRANCHES.

The Executive Committee has been approached with a view to starting
Branches in the following places:--
Bradford.
Manchester.
Nottingham.
Croydon.--Names may be sent pro tem., P. Rands, Esq., Brighty, Bensham Manor Road.
Streatham.
Surbiton.
Dublin.
Cardiff.
Esher.
Hundersfield.
Bristol.
Brussels.--Names may be sent pro tem., Madame de Goeij, 35, Rue du Moulin.
Windsor.
Norwich.
Guildford.--Names may be sent pro tem., to Mrs. Clarke Kennedy, Ewhurst Rectory, near Guildford.
Brondesbury.
Winchester.
Cheltenham.

Readers of the Parents' Review living in these districts, or having friends there, are asked to communicate with Miss. Blogg.


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Ipswich.--In June, T. G. Rooper, Esq., read a paper on "Herbert Spencer as an Educationalist," to this branch. An animated discussion followed, and members are greatly indebted to Mr. Rooper for the able and interesting way in which he put the subject before them. The members of the Natural History club had a very enjoyable time at Nacton, on July 10th. Mrs. Mostyn (née Lush) met the children at Orwell Station, and after a pleasant walk through Nacton village took them to the bank of the tidal river Orwell, where jelly-fish and shells were to be found. A ramble through Orwell Park and to the Decoy followed, by kind permission of Lady Beatrice Pretyman, and the children returned home about 7 o'clock, laden with flowers and specimens of many kinds. The sincere thanks of the branch are due to Mrs. Mostyn, who undertook the Natural History Club before her marriage and is kindly continuing to do so.

Forest Hill.--On Saturday, the 17th of June, a most enjoyable Botanical Excursion was made to Croham Hurst, under the kind leadership of Captain B. Blaydes Thompson. After an excellent al fresco tea, the hill was thoroughly explored and a good number of specimens found and identified. Twenty members and nine children composed the party, which was pronounced a complete success.

In the notice of the lecture given at Eastbourne, in October, upon "Art in the Education of Children," a mistake was unfortunately made in the name of the lecturer. It should have been Miss Annie Evans, not Graves as was printed. The lecture was a most interesting one, and the local secretary regrets that any doubt should have been thrown on the identity of the lecturer.