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Secrets and anniversaries

A historian once told me (bitterly?) that the press are only interested in secrets and anniversaries: if you want your book to get coverage, it has to deal with one or the other. I was reminded of this comment by … Continue reading

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Prison and probation: Should charity have a role in criminal justice?

The Coalition Government’s announcement of plans to contract out probation services to the private and voluntary sectors last week represents another shift in the ‘moving frontier’ between state and voluntary action.  It is likely to fuel debates about the implications of policies … Continue reading

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Charity and the First World War

[audio http://historyspot.org.uk/sites/default/files/field/media-file/vahs-20121119.mp3]Leanne Green, VAHS Seminar, 19 November 2013 (slides) Advertising War: The Visual Imagery of Charity Campaigns in the First World War How do we remember the First World War? And what do historians make of how we remember the First … Continue reading

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Supporting New Researchers

The VAHS New Researchers is a sub-committee of the society and exists to provide networking opportunities and support for new researchers working on the history of charity, campaigning and civil society. These can include PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, junior lecturers … Continue reading

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Margaret Thatcher and the Voluntary Sector

Today sees the ceremonial funeral of Margaret Thatcher. The past week has seen plenty of discussion, essentially about how she was both phenomenal and phenomenally divisive figure in British politics, and there is little merit in rehashing those arguments and assessments … Continue reading

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