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Dr. David Limond
Assistant Professor, Education


David Limond lectures in history of education at Trinity College Dublin and has previously held posts in universities and colleges in the UK. His research interests are primarily concerned with progressive education in the UK in the 1960s and 1970s and the past and future of universities. He was previously reviews editor of History of Education Researcher.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

'"Dochum glorie De agus onora na hEireann": Revising History in Ireland' in, editor(s)Christopher Berg and Theodore Christou , The Palgrave Handbook of History and Social Studies Education, New York/London, Palgrave, 2020, pp387 - 414, [David Limond] Book Chapter, 2020 TARA - Full Text URL

David Limond, The OWLS of Minerva: A Model for Green Education?, Prospero, 23, (3), 2016, p11 - 15 Journal Article, 2016

Advanced Education for Working People: The Catholic Workers' College, a Case Study in, editor(s)Brendan Walsh , Essays in the History of Irish Education, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, pp339 - 358, [David Limond] Book Chapter, 2016

David Limond, The Jesuits, Mary and Joseph: The Catholic Workers' College Dublin - 1951-1966, Catholic Historical Review, 102, (2), 2016, p318 - 339 Journal Article, 2016

Prospects for a Private, Indigenous and For-Profit University in Dublin in, editor(s)Andrew Loxley, Aidan Seery and John Walsh , Higher Education in Ireland: Practices, Policies and Possibilities, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, pp110 - 122, [David Limond] Book Chapter, 2014

David Limond, From a position of educational prominence to one of almost total obscurity? Royston James Lambert and Dartington Hall School, Journal of Historical Biography, 12, 2012, p60 - 88 Journal Article, 2012

David Limond, Silencing the Other Black Paper Authors, History of Education Review, 44, (1), 2012, p52 - 65 Journal Article, 2012

Limond, David, The New University Technical Colleges: Some Thoughts, Prospero, 18, (4), 2012, p23 - 29 Journal Article, 2012

David Limond, The Little Red Schoolbook: A Paper Tiger Reflects, Sex Education, 12, (5), 2012, p523 - 534 Journal Article, 2012

The Gods of the Market-Place Tumble: Against Neo-Liberalism, for Intellectualism and Towards New Universities for Ireland in, editor(s)Brendan Walsh , Degrees of Nonsense: The Demise of the University in Ireland, Dublin, Glasnevin Publishing, 2012, pp88 - 107, [David Limond] Book Chapter, 2012

David Limond, Towards a for-profit university for Dublin: Another brick in the wall of neo-liberalism, Higher Education Review, 43, (1), 2010, p38 - 51 Journal Article, 2010

David Limond, An historic culture rapidly, universally and thoroughly restored? British influence on Irish education since 1922, Comparative Education, 46, (4), 2010, p449 - 462 Journal Article, 2010

David Limond, I hope someone castrates you, you perverted bastard: Martin Cole's sex education film Growing Up, Sex Education, 9, (4), 2009, p409 - 419 Journal Article, 2009

More of a school than a show? Events in Glasgow, 1888-1988 in, editor(s)Martin Lawn , Modelling the Future: Exhibitions and the Materiality of Schooling, Didcot, Symposium Books, 2009, pp183 - 203, [David Limond] Book Chapter, 2009

David Limond, 'I never imagined the time would come': Martin Cole, Growing Up and the limits of sex education in 1970s England, History of Education, 37, (3), 2008, p407-427 Journal Article, 2008

David Limond, Strangers and Sojourners: Who Were Miss V and Miss W?, African Identities, 6, (1), 2008, p29 - 43 Journal Article, 2008

David Limond, Living and Learning in the Docklands of Dublin, Studies, 97, (388), 2008, p403 - 412 Journal Article, 2008

Outcasts of the Orkney (and Other) Islands: Abusive Scottish Insular Teachers, 1872-1945 in, editor(s)Anthony Potts and Tom O'Donoghue , Schools as Dangerous Places: A Historical Perspective, Youngstown, Cambria Press, 2007, pp213 - 242, [David Limond] Book Chapter, 2007

David Limond, Miss Joyce Lang, Kidbrooke and the 'Great comprehensive debate', History of Education, 36, (3), 2007, p339 - 352 Journal Article, 2007

David Limond, Education, Neo-Liberalism and Contemporary Ireland, Studies, 96, (382), 2007, p169 - 178 Journal Article, 2007

David Limond, Marginalisation: what is it good for?, Prospero, 12, (2), 2006, p19 - 29 Journal Article, 2006

David Limond, Patrick Pearse and St Ita's College, History Ireland, March/April, (14/2), 2006, p8 - 9 Journal Article, 2006

Keeping your head and losing it in the celluloid classroom: [non]sense and [feminine] sensibility in two films of boarding school life, If... and Picnic at hanging rock in, editor(s)Ulrike Mietzner, Kevin Myers and Nick Peim , Visual History, Bern, Peter Lang, 2005, pp147 - 164, [David Limond] Book Chapter, 2005

David Limond, Michael Duane after Risinghill, Journal of Educational Administration and History, 37, (1), 2005, p85 - 94 Journal Article, 2005

David Limond, Forgive us our transgressions...insiders and outsiders in the history of education: an editorial, History of Education, 34, (5), 2005, p467 - 471 Journal Article, 2005

David Limond, Illuminating schools and communities, Forum, 47, (2&3), 2005, p179 - 188 Journal Article, 2005

David Limond, Frequently but naturally, Sex Education, 5, (2), 2005, p107 - 118 Journal Article, 2005

David Limond, The schoolmaster of all Ireland: the progresive credentials of Patrick Henry Pearse, 1879-1916, History of Education Review, 34, (1), 2005, p63 - 73 Journal Article, 2005

History of Education, 34, 5, (2005), David Limond, [eds.], Special edition Journal, 2005

David Limond, Market-speak and malaise in our universities, Studies, 94 (winter), 2005, p407 - 415 Journal Article, 2005

David Limond, An educational crisis for Scotland, Scottish Educational Review, 36, (1), 2004, p58 - 65 Journal Article, 2004

David Limond, You can't understand unless you know Mr Duane, Irish Educational Studies, 22, (3), 2003, p29 - 44 Journal Article, 2003

David Limond, Dead man talking, History of Education Society Bulletin, (72), 2003, p65 - 73 Journal Article, 2003

David Limond, Philosophy, pantomime and policy-making in education, Prospero, 8, (3), 2002, p48 - 54 Journal Article, 2002

David Limond, Risinghill and the ecology of fear, Educational Review, 54, (2), 2002, p165 - 172 Journal Article, 2002

David Limond, Risinghill Revised, History of Education, 31, (6), 2002, p611 - 622 Journal Article, 2002

Like the spirit of the army: fascistic discourse and the National Association of Schoolmasters, 1919-1939 in, editor(s)Joyce Goodman and Jane Martin , Gender, colonialism and education: the politics of experience, London, Woburn, 2002, pp99 - 123, [David Limond] Book Chapter, 2002

David Limond, Locality, education and authority in Scotland, Oxford Review of Education , 28, (2/3), 2002, p359 - 371 Journal Article, 2002

David Limond, It was the flappers who tilted the scales, History of Education Society Bulletin, (66), 2000, p101 - 109 Journal Article, 2000

David Limond, Only talk in the staffroom, History of Education, 29, (3), 2000, p239 - 253 Journal Article, 2000

David Limond, 'Remaining true to vocation and conscience'..., Paedagogica Historica, 38, (3), 2000, p1-21 Journal Article, 2000

David Limond, 'Remaining true to vocation and conscience'..., Paedagogica Historica, 38, (3), 2000, p1-21 Journal Article, 2000

David Limond, Remaining true to vocation and conscience, Paedagogica Historica, 36, (3), 2000, p1 - 23 Journal Article, 2000

David Limond, All our Scotch education is in vain, History of Education, 28, (3), 1999, p297 - 312 Journal Article, 1999

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

David Limond, Vic Brown, Unlikely Revolutionary: Art Schools, Further Education, Student Revolts, Liberal Studies and the "'68-ers", 2018 Working Paper, 2018 TARA - Full Text

David Limond, Review of Trinity in War and Revolution: 1912-1923, by Tomas Irish , History of Education, 46, (3), 2017, p414-415 Review, 2017

David Limond, Refusing to Prove my Innocence: Garda vetting in twenty-first-century Irish schools, 2016 Working Paper, 2016 TARA - Full Text

David Limond, (Re)moving statues, History Ireland, 18, (2), 2010, p10 - 11 Journal Article, 2010

David Limond, It's time for schools to slip the chains, Sunday Times: Ireland, 18, (January), 2009, p17- Journal Article, 2009

David Limond, Review of The Death of Progressive Education: How Teachers Lost Control of the Classroom, by Roy Lowe , History of Education, 38, (1), 2009, p156-158 Review, 2009

David Limond, Resist the rise of faith schools, Times Educational Supplement, 12, (December), 2008 Journal Article, 2008

David Limond, Review of Female Education in Ireland, 1700-1900: Minerva or Madonna, by D Raftery and S Parkes , Cambridge Journal of Education, 38, (2), 2008, p285-286 Review, 2008

David Limond, OECD Education at a Glance 2007, Public Affairs Ireland, (43), 2007, p15 - 15 Journal Article, 2007

David Limond, Island of saints and scholars?, Public Affairs Ireland, (29), 2006, p5- Journal Article, 2006

David Limond, Review of Getting it wrong from the beginning, by Kieran Egan , Education Review, 57, (1), 2005, p113-114 Review, 2005

David Limond, Conscience is not a crime in time of war, Times Educational Supplement: Scotland, 2005, p29 July Journal Article, 2005

Research Expertise


David Limond is interested in various aspects of history of education including progressive education in the UK in the 1960s and 1970s, the Scottish universities in the nineteenth century and has written on a range of other topics including P H Pearse and his legacy in Ireland and the study of historical films.


History of education



Former member of History of Education Society (UK) Executive Committee.

Awards and Honours

Graduate Students' Union Supervisor of the Year 2016-2017


Former member - History of Education Society (UK).

Founder member - Cultures, Academic Values and Education Research Centre