Category Archives: Seminars

Podcast: Fashioning Mothers of the Next Generation – Philanthropy in Birmingham and Sydney, 1860-1914

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VAHS Seminar given by Elizabeth Harvey of UCL on 23 November 2009 ABSTRACT This paper focuses on charitable activities towards destitute pregnant women and new mothers, and will place metropolitan and colonial philanthropic practices in one analytic frame; aiming to … Continue reading

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Podcast: The History of the Carers’ Movement – A Remarkably Successful Story. Why?

VAHS Seminar given by Timothy Cook on 26 October 2009 ABSTRACT The carers’ movement is today one of the most successful of all the voluntary sector initiatives that began in the early 1960s. The term carer however was not even … Continue reading

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Podcast: The First Lady Almoner – The Appointment, Position and Findings of Miss Mary Stewart at the Royal Free Hospital, 1895-1899

VAHS Seminar given by Lynsey Cullen of Oxford Brookes University on 27 September 2009 Powerpoint slides ABSTRACT The work of the Almoning profession within the medical system of the late nineteenth century has been seriously neglected in historical study. Few … Continue reading

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The Settlement Movement since 1918

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Mark Freeman, University of Glasgow VAHS Seminar, 5 December 2011 ‘A movement that moves’: The settlement in Britain after the First World War The settlement movement, which originated in London in the 1880s and spread across Britain and America in … Continue reading

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Disability and Voluntarism in British Policymaking

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Gareth Millward, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine VAHS Seminar, 30 January 2012 When the Disability Discrimination Act received Royal Assent on 8 November 1995, the United Kingdom finally had the anti-discrimination legislation which had been recommended by a … Continue reading

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