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"Empowering Minds: Celebrating the Art Through Time" Female Surgeons: Breaking barriers and saving lives

Background imageTeaching Collection: Scene in a lecture theatre

Scene in a lecture theatre, with chemical equations written on the blackboard, a woman giving a lecture, and students taking notes. circa 1940s

Background imageTeaching Collection: Montessori school

Montessori school
A detailed illustration by S. Begg of a Montessori school in Courtfield Gardens, London, showing children at various activiities

Background imageTeaching Collection: Set of glass eyeballs

Set of glass eyeballs. Each shell illustrates a disease or abnormality affecting the eye. The set was hand crafted in the late 1920s by ocularists of Theodore Hamblin Ltd

Background imageTeaching Collection: Ballet dancers rehearsing Coppelia

Ballet dancers rehearsing Coppelia
Ballet dancers from the French Academie de Musique et de Danse rehearsing Coppelia (music by Delibes). Mademoiselle Carlotta Zambelli, Italian dancer and teacher, is in pink on the left

Background imageTeaching Collection: Forth Bridge

Forth Bridge
March 1890: Pictures showing various aspects of building the Forth Bridge: its size compared with the Eiffel Tower; a demonstration of the cantilever process; a cassion being towed into position

Background imageTeaching Collection: Interior of Probus School, Cornwall. Probably early 1900s

Interior of Probus School, Cornwall. Probably early 1900s
A view of the science laboratory of Probus School which was founded for the middle classes of Cornwall in 1852. The photograph shows work benches, stools and science equipment

Background imageTeaching Collection: Halsted, Cushing and Young operating C014 / 1090

Halsted, Cushing and Young operating C014 / 1090
Halsted, Cushing and Young operating. Pioneering American surgeons William Halsted (1852-1922), Harvey Cushing (1869-1939) and Hugh Hampton Young (1897-1941)

Background imageTeaching Collection: Tanka of Padmasambhava, c. 749 AD (painted cloth)

Tanka of Padmasambhava, c. 749 AD (painted cloth)
XBP343138 Tanka of Padmasambhava, c.749 AD (painted cloth) by Tibetan School (8th Century); American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA; Photo eBoltin Picture Library; Tibetan, out of copyright

Background imageTeaching Collection: Female Surgeons

Female Surgeons
American female doctors in an operating theatre being watched by students. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageTeaching Collection: Widener Library at Harvard University, USA

Widener Library at Harvard University, USA
Widener Library at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA Date: 1915

Background imageTeaching Collection: A Dames School, 1845, (1904). Artist: Thomas Webster

A Dames School, 1845, (1904). Artist: Thomas Webster
A Dames School, 1845, (1904). From the collection of the Tate Modern, London. From Social England, Volume VI, edited by H.D. Traill, D.C.L. and J. S. Mann, M.A

Background imageTeaching Collection: The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp, 1632. Artist: Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn

The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp, 1632. Artist: Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn
The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp, 1632. Rembrandt van Rhijn (1606-1669). Found in the collection of the The Mauritshuis, The Hague

Background imageTeaching Collection: The Brigantine

The Brigantine " Steadfast" - a companion vessel to the Metropolitan Asylums Board Training Ship " Exmouth"

Background imageTeaching Collection: Sunday School teacher and pupils

Sunday School teacher and pupils
A Sunday School teacher and his pupils

Background imageTeaching Collection: An Early lesson of Marching

An Early lesson of Marching

Background imageTeaching Collection: Dolphin trainer interacting with Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), Dolphin Reef

Dolphin trainer interacting with Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), Dolphin Reef, Eilat, Israel - Red Sea. Model released

Background imageTeaching Collection: John Maclean, Scottish teacher and revolutionary socialist

John Maclean, Scottish teacher and revolutionary socialist
John Maclean (1879-1923), Scottish schoolteacher and revolutionary Marxist socialist. He was imprisoned for his opposition to the First World War, and lost his teaching post

Background imageTeaching Collection: Fresco in the crypt of the Cathedral, Anagni, Italy, (1928). Creator: Unknown

Fresco in the crypt of the Cathedral, Anagni, Italy, (1928). Creator: Unknown
Fresco in the crypt of the Cathedral, Anagni, Italy, (1928). About 1250...Hippocrates and Galen, painted by the master of the " Traslazioni" in the crypt of the same church

Background imageTeaching Collection: The New Learning, c1910, (c1900-1920). Artist: Frank Cadogan Cowper

The New Learning, c1910, (c1900-1920). Artist: Frank Cadogan Cowper
The New Learning, c1910, (c1900-1920). Erasmus (right) and Thomas More visit the children of Henry VII at Greenwich in 1499. The boy in the centre is the future King Henry VIII

Background imageTeaching Collection: Communist China - training barefoot doctors

Communist China - training barefoot doctors
Communist China - a military doctor trains three young women as so-called barefoot doctors, usually village-based farm workers trained in primary health care and basic hygiene, including acupuncture

Background imageTeaching Collection: Sailors demonstrating flag semaphore system

Sailors demonstrating flag semaphore system

Background imageTeaching Collection: Fairies learn to dance

Fairies learn to dance before they learn to walk (Fairy Lore). 1920s

Background imageTeaching Collection: Discussions in ancient Athens, circa 400 BC

Discussions in ancient Athens, circa 400 BC
Citizens of Athens engaged in discussions during the time of Pericles, 5th century BC. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageTeaching Collection: John Wyclif and the Lollards

John Wyclif and the Lollards
John Wyclif, Christian theologian and reformer, sending out some of his followers, known as Lollards, on their teaching missions

Background imageTeaching Collection: Dante in Oxford; Proctor: Your Name And College?, 1904. Artist: Max Beerbohm

Dante in Oxford; Proctor: Your Name And College?, 1904. Artist: Max Beerbohm
Dante in Oxford; Proctor: Your Name And College?, 1904. Illustration from The Poets Corner, by Max Beerbohm, (London, 1904)

Background imageTeaching Collection: Birmingham General Hospital

Birmingham General Hospital
A view of Birmingham General Hospital, founded in 1779. The institution, which was also a teaching hospital, moved to the Steelhouse Lane premises shown here in 1897. Date: circa 1905

Background imageTeaching Collection: Young Native American Indian boy learning to shoot his bow

Young Native American Indian boy learning to shoot his bow and arrow - USA. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageTeaching Collection: Advertisement, James Figg, sword fighting, boxing

Advertisement, James Figg, sword fighting, boxing
Advertisement for the services of the champion boxer James Figg - teaching gentlemen the use of the small backsword and quarterstaff, at home and abroad

Background imageTeaching Collection: Bucker Bu 133 Jungmeister- a tight 7 plane fomation, go

Bucker Bu 133 Jungmeister- a tight 7 plane fomation, good for teaching precise handling but not fighter tactics

Background imageTeaching Collection: Middlesex Hospital

Middlesex Hospital
A view of the Middlesex Hospital in 1840. Middlesex Hospital was a teaching hospital located in the Fitzrovia area of London, England

Background imageTeaching Collection: A Teacher with Students at a Blackboard, c. 1950 (screen print)

A Teacher with Students at a Blackboard, c. 1950 (screen print)
3036446 A Teacher with Students at a Blackboard, c.1950 (screen print) by American School, (20th century); (add.info.: Vintage illustration of a teacher teaching her class how to write sentences at a)

Background imageTeaching Collection: The Flute Lesson, 1858 (oil on canvas)

The Flute Lesson, 1858 (oil on canvas)
XIR899023 The Flute Lesson, 1858 (oil on canvas) by Delaunay, Jules Elie (1828-91); 160x115 cm; Musee des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, France; (add.info.: La LeAzon de flute. PE6670); French, out of copyright

Background imageTeaching Collection: Introduction to Orbis Sensualium Pictus by Comenius (woodcut)

Introduction to Orbis Sensualium Pictus by Comenius (woodcut)
XJF384000 Introduction to Orbis Sensualium Pictus by Comenius (woodcut) by English School, (17th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: first textbook for children published in 1658)

Background imageTeaching Collection: GRAMMAR SCHOOL, 1790s. A schoolmaster instructing a class at a school in New England, 1790s

GRAMMAR SCHOOL, 1790s. A schoolmaster instructing a class at a school in New England, 1790s. Wood engraving

Background imageTeaching Collection: Pitmans School, Southampton Row, London

Pitmans School, Southampton Row, London - School Building of the famous Secretarial School, teaching secretarial skills such as shorthand and typing

Background imageTeaching Collection: Grammar School at Dorchester, Oxfordshire, 1827 (engraving)

Grammar School at Dorchester, Oxfordshire, 1827 (engraving)
3744593 Grammar School at Dorchester, Oxfordshire, 1827 (engraving) by Buckler, John Chessell (1793-1894); Private Collection; (add.info.: From Sixty Views of Endowed Grammar Schools)

Background imageTeaching Collection: The Education of Achilles by the Centaur Chiron (engraving)

The Education of Achilles by the Centaur Chiron (engraving)
880511 The Education of Achilles by the Centaur Chiron (engraving) by Bervic, Charles-Clement (1756-1822); 57.8x43.8 cm; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN

Background imageTeaching Collection: Portrait Of E R Taylor, 1850-1900. Creator: Edward R Taylor

Portrait Of E R Taylor, 1850-1900. Creator: Edward R Taylor
Portrait Of E R Taylor, 1850-1900. Possibly a self-portrait. Birmingham artist Edward R Taylor was founder of Ruskin Pottery, Smethwick

Background imageTeaching Collection: Girls hockey match, Airedale school, Castleford, West Yorkshire, 1962

Girls hockey match, Airedale school, Castleford, West Yorkshire, 1962

Background imageTeaching Collection: Rev. Edward Hale, Vanity Fair, Spy

Rev. Edward Hale, Vanity Fair, Spy
Reverend EDWARD HALE (1828- ) Master at Eton College, England, here dressed in gown and mortar board. Caption: Badger Date: 1828-

Background imageTeaching Collection: Christ preaching, c. 1652 (etching)

Christ preaching, c. 1652 (etching)
XJF412266 Christ preaching, c.1652 (etching) by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (1606-69); Private Collection; (add.info.: La petite tombe; ); Dutch, out of copyright

Background imageTeaching Collection: Childrens book adding

Childrens book adding
Teaching children simple counting in a Merry Days childrens book. Date: 1928

Background imageTeaching Collection: Cheery Families - Mr Switch the Schoolmaster

Cheery Families - Mr Switch the Schoolmaster. 1890s

Background imageTeaching Collection: Nicholas instructs Smike in the art of acting, illustration from Nicholas Nickleby

Nicholas instructs Smike in the art of acting, illustration from Nicholas Nickleby
KW259159 Nicholas instructs Smike in the art of acting, illustration from Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens (1812-70) published 1839 (litho) by Browne

Background imageTeaching Collection: Tufts Has Radio Faculty

Tufts Has Radio Faculty
Medford, Massachusetts: March 26, 1922 Tufts College has the first radio faculty in the country. Thirteen faculty members will give their lectures through the radiophone at the American Radio

Background imageTeaching Collection: Beritashvili and students, Tbilisi, 1962

Beritashvili and students, Tbilisi, 1962
Ivan Beritashvili (1885-1974, centre), Soviet physiologist, instructing students who are studying the brain of a laboratory animal

Background imageTeaching Collection: Tunisia - Arab School

Tunisia - Arab School
An Arab School in Tunisia. All of the students have removed their shoes and sit either side of their teacher with their writing tablets

Background imageTeaching Collection: Guildhall School Music

Guildhall School Music
The Guildhall School of Music, London : Landon Ronald conducts a student orchestra



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"Empowering Minds: Celebrating the Art Through Time" Female Surgeons: Breaking barriers and saving lives, these trailblazing women redefine what it means to teach in the operating room. Montessori School: Nurturing young minds with a hands-on approach, this educational method fosters independence and curiosity. A Set of Glass Eyeballs: Unveiling the wonders of anatomy, teachers use unique tools to engage students' fascination with the human body. Ballet Dancers Rehearsing Coppelia: In graceful harmony, ballet instructors guide their pupils towards perfection, teaching discipline and artistry. The Forth Bridge: Standing tall as an engineering marvel, this iconic structure symbolizes how educators build strong foundations for future generations. Interior of Probus School, Cornwall (Early 1900s): Stepping into history's classrooms reminds us of the dedication that teachers have shown throughout time. A Dame's School (1845): Captured by Thomas Webster's brushstrokes, this image transports us back to a simpler era where knowledge was shared within humble walls. Halsted, Cushing and Young Operating: Witnessing surgical pioneers at work teaches us about innovation and mentorship in medicine's ever-evolving landscape. Widener Library at Harvard University: With endless shelves holding wisdom from centuries past, librarians inspire seekers on their quest for knowledge through guidance and resources. Tanka of Padmasambhava (c. 749 AD): This ancient painted cloth tells a story passed down through generations – reminding us that teaching transcends time itself. The Brigantine: Sailing uncharted waters requires skilled navigators who impart wisdom upon eager apprentices - exemplifying how education can shape destinies beyond textbooks alone. Sunday School Teacher & Pupils : Guiding young hearts towards compassion and faith while fostering a love for learning, Sunday school teachers inspire the next generation of believers.