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Inspired to Teach

The life and history of The College of Sarum St Michael (formerly Salisbury Teacher Training College)

by Jenny Head & Anne Johns

"The book is a triumph!"

Canon John Hall, Dean of Westminster

'Inspired to Teach' tells the fascinating story of the much-loved college in Cathedral Close. Its absorbing history - from 1841 until closure in 1978 - is brought to life through memoirs, letters, photographs and documents.

Inspired to Teach is of interest to everyone who enjoys social, educational and local history, as well as former students and staff. Carefully researched and beautfully presented, this is a book to dip into and savour.

"Inspired to Teach is a wonderful book - congratulations on such a fine volume"

Alan Johnson - MP

"It is a wonderful book and I could
hardly put it down"

Caroline Riley - head teacher and former student

"The book is delightful - visually so attractive but with enough meat to keep historians happy"

Ruth Newman - author and historian

"It is marvellous - it looks beautiful and it reads well"

The Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam - Bishop of Salisbury

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Kings house Training College, Salisbury
Kings house Training College, Salisbury
Christmas Party 1965
Christmas Party 1965
King's House 1880. It was still compulsory for students to wear bonnets inside the house.
King's House 1880. It was still compulsory for students to wear bonnets inside the house.

Supporting Charity


Profits from the sale of this book will support the education of children in South Sudan.

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Thank you everyone who orders a book or makes a donation. We are very grateful to all our generous sponsors and supporters

Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum, Sir Christopher and Lady Benson, Spire FM, The Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury, The Salisbury Journal
"In quietness and in confidence shall be your Strength" College Motto