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Peter Hillis is Reader in History Education at the University of Strathclyde. He has written widely on religion in modern Scotland and has produced a series of multimedia CD ROMs to support the teaching of History in schools. Currently he is President of the Scottish Association of Teachers of History.

Peter Hillis has written the following TheGlasgowStory essays:

1770s to 1830s - Learning and Beliefs: Schools
This period witnessed the beginnings of a rapid expansion in the provision of schools that was to ac...
 
1770s to 1830s - Learning and Beliefs: Dissenters
In America it is claimed that a Scot can be found at the top of most businesses and at the bottom of...
 
1830s to 1914 - Learning and Beliefs
The city's motto, "Let Glasgow Flourish by the preaching of the Word", suggests that Christianity, w...
 
1830s to 1914 - Learning and Beliefs: Presbyterianism
Until the closing decades of the 19th century this period marked a golden age for presbyterianism. ...
 
1830s to 1914 - Learning and Beliefs: Schools
The year 1872 divides this period since up until the 1872 Education (Scotland) Act the church was th...
 
1914 to 1950s - Learning and Beliefs: Religion
To the casual observer, Glasgow, with its skyline punctuated by church spires and towers, gives the ...
 
1914 to 1950s - Learning and Beliefs: Schools
In this period a clearer pattern of school provision emerged. In 1918 the city's five School Boards...
 
1950s to The Present Day - Learning and Beliefs: Religion
For most organised Christian religions this period has witnessed a steady decline in attendance and ...
 
1950s to The Present Day - Learning and Beliefs: Schools
Here the theme of change continued. In 1965 the Scottish Education Department issued Circular 600 w...
 


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