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The Winter 2019/20 Edition of The Derbeian Magazine, a magazine about all things Derby, past and present that also doubles up as a useful, local business directory


THE Derbeian | Winter 2019 The Moon-Struck Philosophers Derby Philosophers and Education Inspired by enlightenment ideas and dissent, the Derby Philosophers emphasised the value of scientific education for intellectual, economic and moral reasons, promoting institutional and self-learning. In 1808 Joseph Strutt (1766-1844) argued that a more practical and scientific rather than classical education would ‘restrain … vicious inclinations’, and steer youth from mixing with ‘idle and dissolute characters’ whilst improving knowledge and self-worth. Derby Mechanics Institute 1839 Exhibition The surveyor and inventor Thomas Swanwick (1754-1814), Secretary of the Derby Literary and Philosophical Society, taught scientific subjects in his commercial academy, which were also offered by their public lecture programme. The Philosophers helped create organisations like the Derby Mechanics Institute (1825) and Arboretum (1840) and the Mechanics Institute and Museum exhibitions (1839 and 1843) helped inspire London’s Great Exhibition (1851) with their display of artworks, antiquities, geographical and scientific apparatus, machines and inventions, attracting thousands of visitors from across the Midlands and beyond. If you would like to discover more about the Derby Philosophers, visit Derby Local Studies and Family History Library. You can find a number of digitised key texts by Darwin, Whitehurst, Sylvester and more on our online archive: Or explore the Philosophers’ Derby with our walking tour - download the ‘Love Exploring’ app and look for the Derby City Centre ‘Being human’ trail. ARTICLE CO-AUTHORED BY PROF. PAUL ELLIOTT, AND VICTORIA BARKER, UNIVERSITY OF DERBY, AND MARK YOUNG AND MANDY HENCHLIFFE, DERBY LOCAL STUDIES AND FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY. 20 | The Moon-Struck Philosophers

Valley CIDS are an independent Christian charity based in Derbyshire, committed to serving children, young people and families through outreach work in schools and the wider community. A vital part of funding to help with our work is generated through our Lighthouse charity shops. Our retail portfolio consists of 36 shops including specialist Vintage and Retro, Designer and Bridal along with our fun loving children’s shops! We pride our image on innovation and creativity to stand ahead of competitors in a competitive industry. Charity shopping has become hugely popular over recent years driving towards a more sustainable future recycling and reusing pre-loved goods. Helping your local charity AND caring for your environment. It’s a WIN WIN if you ask us! Our newest venture is our Boutique Lighthouse in Matlock town centre. The quirky shop is profiled to the picturesque busy town, full of clothing, accessories, bric a brac and much more! All of our shops have recently launched Autumn Winter stock and our Christmas goods will be landing in a few weeks’ time in preparation for the festive season! We don’t just stop there… Our second shop in Matlock is what customers describe as a ‘children’s wonderland!’ The specialist children’s shop is bursting full of toys, games, specialist equipment, clothing and much more. Both shops are situated in the town centre. All of our shops are profiled to their areas and we encourage donations either over the door or we can collect furniture. To find out more about donating furniture please call: 01773 851352 and we will be happy to help! In 2018 we launched our first Donation and Distribution warehouse in Riddings. Out of this main hub runs a fleet of 5 vans, 7 days per week servicing our retail portfolio. The dedicated team at the warehouse work hard to help meet the needs of staff, volunteers and members of the public. If you would like to find our more please contact us! You can also visit the warehouse to buy goods direct. If the hustle and bustle is more for you when it comes to shopping, why not visit our Derby Lighthouse in the heart of the City Centre. Adam and his amazing team there won the ‘Winter Wonderland’ best dressed window last year… Keep your eyes peeled to see what they have up their sleeve this year! For all your Glitz and Glam party wear at half the price! Our specialist bridal and designer boutique ‘Purple Robes’ on Alfreton High Street also have quality designer outfits for all occasions. Dena and her team will spend that extra time with you to complete your shopping experience with us. For a full list of our Lighthouse shops please visit our website: or why not follow us on Facebook and Instagram @lighthousecharityshops If you would like to find out more about our work or could help us in any way contact Harriet Webster, Head of Retail Sales and Marketing on 07484052751 or email 01773 609603 Valley CiDS, 13-14 The Green, Swanwick, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 1BL

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