Collection WOO - Dr M. T. Woodhouse Donation

Dr Woodhouse’s camera Home made Episcope Staff at High Cliff Woodhouse photograph album 1928-31

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GB 2830 WOO


Dr M. T. Woodhouse Donation


  • 1914 - 1952 (Creation)

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4 boxes including optical equipment, bound thesis, photographs and film

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(1903 - 1952)

Biographical history

Maurice Tanton Woodhouse was born in 1903 at Bridlington the son of Mr and Mrs T. Woodhouse and died in 1953 at Leeds. He was a pupil teacher at Hilderthorpe School in 1921, gained a B.A. from Leeds University in 1924 and an M.A. in Education in 1925. In 1927 he was appointed Resident Lecturer on the Principles of Teaching at the City of Leeds Training College where he spent the rest of his working life becoming Master of Method in 1932 and the first Senior Tutor in 1948. His main academic interest in the early part of his career was the teaching of Geography, but he later developed an interest in photography and cinema particularly its uses in teaching and its effects on children. In 1952 he gained a doctorate from his Alma Mater with a study of film appreciation in schools.

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Collection was donated by Dr Woodhouse’s daughter-in-law, Mrs A. Woodhouse

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Mrs A. Woodhouse

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This small collection contains items that once belonged to Dr Woodhouse including his camera, home made episcope, film and photographs taken in and around the City of Leeds Training College and his doctorate thesis. His family thought it fitting that some of his personal items should remain on the site of his place of work.

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