See also:English clergyman and educational reformer, was
See also:born in
See also:London on the 24th of
See also:November 1819, the son of a
See also:barrister . Educated at
See also:Eton and at Balliol
See also:Oxford, he entered Durham University in 1842, to study
See also:theology, and was ordained in 1843 . In 1845 he was appointed to St
See also:Charterhouse, where he remained for eighteen years, throwing , himself passionately into the
See also:work of
See also:education of his poor, degraded and often criminal parishioners . He began by establishing a school for ragamuffins in a blacksmith's abandoned
See also:shed, and with the generous help of friends he gradually extended its
See also:scope until the whole
See also:parish was a network of
See also:schools . In 1858 he was appointed a member of the Royal Commission to inquire into popular education, and he was returned a representative of the London School
See also:Board after the passing of
See also:Act in 187o . In 1863 the
See also:bishop of London -gave him the living of St Botolph Bishopsgate .
See also:Rogers was also made a prebendary of St Paul's, and in 1857 he had been appointed
See also:Chaplain in Ordinary to the
See also:Queen . Having largely solved at St Thomas's the problem of elementary education, at Bishopsgate Rogers tackled the no less difficult one of
See also:middle-class schools . He believed in secular education, leaving doctrinal training to parents and
See also:clergy . To the cry against " godless education," Rogers impulsively replied, " Hang theology; let us begin "; and his
See also:nickname of " Hang-theology Rogers "
See also:stuck to him for the
See also:rest of his
See also:life . The Cowper Street Schools, costing £20,000, were the
See also:practical result of his energy . His next
See also:great work was the reconstruction of
See also:Alleyn's charity at
See also:Dulwich .
The new college was opened in 1870; new buildings were erected for the
See also:lower school, and the lion's
See also:share of the work fell upon Rogers . The culmination of his labours was the opening, on his seventy-fifth birthday, of the Bishops-
See also:gate Institute, including a
See also:hall, with accommodation for 500
See also:people and a reference and lending library . On the same
See also:day a portrait and
See also:gift of
See also:plate was made him at the
See also:House, before a distinguished gathering .
See also:Lord Rosebery, then
See also:Minister, observed in his speech that though bishoprics and deaneries had not been the rector's lot, there was not a poor
See also:Jew in Houndsditch or
See also:Petticoat Lane whose
See also:face would not brighten when he saw him coming . When he died, on the 19th of
See also:January 1896, this might have served as an appropriate epitaph .
SAMUEL ROGERS (1763-1855)
CHARLES LATOUR ROGIER (1800–1885)
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