Dougald Hine

School of Everything

From skiving off Seedcamp to buy a tank, to organising a rebellion at SXSWi, the School of Everything gang has a tendency to generate good copy. People have written some nice things about the site, too.

  • The stand-out event for me [of SXSWi] came on Sunday and was about as user-generated as it's possible to be. A group of Brits, led by the guys from School of Everything, FixMyStreet and various other web nerds, used a combination of foul and fair means to hijack an empty room at the convention centre, blag microphones and a big screen and put on an impromptu panel called "not another social media panel".
    'Beware of geeks bearing nuclear tacos' - Paul Carr, Guardian, 18 March 2009
  • 'Power, pilates and tango to the people' - Guardian, 11 November 2008
  • 'Web-based schools a few streets apart', FT, 22 October 2008
  • It's one of those great, simple, smart ideas that make you want to smack your head and say, "Why didn't I think of that?"
    'School of Everything: eBay for knowlege' - Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing, 3 September 2008
  • 'Elevator Pitch: School of Everything scores £350k of funding' - The Guardian, 28 April 2008
  • It's a beautifully simple idea using the web to connect those who have something to teach with those who want to learn.
    'Education: Q&A' - The Guardian, 18 March 2008
  • The team behind School of Everything, an online marketplace to bring together private teachers and students, have backgrounds in journalism and social activism. Their technical director missed a day of Seedcamp so he could buy a tank to drive to a protest at a London arms fair.
    'Wanted: a Google for Europe', FT, 12 September 2007