Ernest Wood

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Ernest Wood
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Ernest and Hilda Wood

Ernest Wood was an English educator, writer, and lecturer who was active in the Theosophical Society based in Adyar, Chennai, India.

Early life

Work as educator

Theosophical Society involvement

In 1924, Wood presented the Blavatsky Lecture on the topic "Personal Psychology and the Sub-conscious Mind".

Later years

In 1962, Dr. Wood helped to establish a Montessori school in Houston, Texas, the School of the Woods:

Some people understandably think the school was named for the sylvan setting of its campus. Its name, however, honors Ernest and Hilda Wood, who inspired and guided its founding along Montessori principles. Dr. Wood, a Sanskrit and Asian scholar, introduced the Montessori philosophy to the study group who were considering establishing a new nursery school. When the school opened, he was president of the first board of trustees.[1]

The school has been operating continuously since 1962, and now has classes from preschool through high school.

Writings

Honors and awards

In 1924, Dr. Wood was awarded the Subba Row Medal for his contributions to Theosophical literature, and especially for writing Intention of the Will.

The School of the Woods in Houston, Texas is named after Ernest and Hilda Wood.

Notes

  1. "A Brief History of School of the Woods (Established 1962)", School of the Woods web page.