I'm not really reviving this blog -- not at the moment, anyway -- but have reawakened it (hoping that some people will get the message) to say that the research project I've often mentioned ('Social Change and English: A Study of Three English Departments 1945-1965') has finally resulted in a book.
Some will recall that one of the three schools was Walworth, an early comprehensive in Southwark.
The details are on the publishers' website:
The book is (very) expensive but there are discounts available, except in North America -- at different rates for the UK, Australia and NZ and Europe -- but even then it's still expensive. People might like to order it from their library, though -- we're hoping.
If you would like to know more about the discounts, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. (They aren't available to libraries.)