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The Old Magnus Buildings

A free school in 1529

Prominent resident Thomas Magnus built the Tudor Hall in 1529 as a free school which was unusual at the time and signalled the beginning of broader access to education for commoners, a movement that would drive social change and ultimately help create a democratic society.

Changing views, changing times

The complex is unique in Newark as it comprises buildings from different periods – Tudor, Georgian, and Victorian – each of which was added in response to the changing attitudes towards education during different periods.

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