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, after which he became a full-time Marxist lecturer and organiser, and later founded the Scottish Labour College. In prison again in 1918 after a conviction for sedition, he went on hunger strike and was force fed, which contributed to his early death.
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The Brigantine "Steadfast" - a companion vessel to the Metropolitan Asylums Board Training Ship "Exmouth". These ships were used for the naval training of pauper children, most of whom came from London workhouses.
© Mary Evans / Peter Higginbotham Collection
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The Al-Azhar University - Al-Azhar Mosque, Cairo, Egypt
The Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo, Egypt. The Mosque is directly associated with Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, founded in 975. The chief centre of Arabic literature and Sunni Islamic learning in the world and the world's second oldest surviving degree granting university. The university's mission includes the propagation of Islamic religion and culture. To this end, its Islamic scholars (ulemas) render edicts (fatwas) on disputes submitted to them from all over the Sunni Islamic world regarding proper conduct for Muslim individuals or societies. Date: 1906
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