School of Everything

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School of Everything
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Type of site
Social enterprise, Education
Available inEnglish
Founder(s)Dougald Hine, et al.
Launched2007; 16 years ago (2007)
Current statusDefunct

School of Everything was a website via which learners and teachers were able to search for each other.


School of Everything was founded by Dougald Hine, Andy Gibson, Mary Harrington, Paul Miller, and Peter Brownell in 2006. The site was first funded by the Young Foundation.[1][2]

It launched an alpha site in September 2007.[3]

In April 2008, it received £350,000 in funding.[4]

In 2008, it won a UK Catalyst award for the social use of technology[5] and a New Statesman New Media Award.[6]

In 2010, it was chosen by Becta and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills as its new platform for adult informal learning in the UK.[7]


  1. ^ Moules, Jonathan (October 21, 2008). "Two lessons in education". Financial Times.
  2. ^ Hine, Dougald (March 12, 2018). "The Long Journey HOME: On (Finally) Starting a School". Medium.
  3. ^ Butcher, Mike (September 28, 2007). "School of Everything quietly launches alpha site". TechCrunch.
  4. ^ Kiss, Jemima (28 April 2008). "Elevator Pitch: School of Everything scores £350K funding". The Guardian.
  5. ^ "Community network sites honoured". BBC News. 26 July 2008.
  6. ^ Morrow, Suzanne (17 July 2008). "New Statesman digital award winners". Chinwag.
  7. ^ "BECTA 2010 Annual Report" (PDF).