Category Archives: Forum

Since January 2013, our team of VAHS bloggers have been posting the ongoing insights and comments on all the happenings in the world of voluntary action history. You can browse these posts and offer your own thoughts on them below.

Big Society and the ‘new austerity’

Last month the new economics foundation published its report on Surviving Austerity. Since the Coalition took office they have been following the impact of its welfare reforms and public sector cuts in the poorest parts of Birmingham and London, and these … Continue reading

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Unexplored Riches in Medical History at The Children’s Society Archive

In this guest post, Janine Stanford updates us on the Unexplored Riches in Medical History Project at the Children’s Society Archive. The Children’s Society’s Unexplored Riches in Medical History project has received a second grant of £102,309 from the Wellcome … Continue reading

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Credit Unions and the Church of England

Historian Pat Starkey offers some context to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s intervention into the payday loans debate. The initial impact of the archbishop of Canterbury’s attack on payday loan companies and their excessive interest rates has been overshadowed by the … Continue reading

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#VAHS2013 in pictures

Do you have photos from the Voluntary Action History Society’s fifth international research conference, hosted by the University of Huddersfield in July 2013? If so, please email them to our blog editor at george.gosling@liverpool.ac.uk They might even be added to … Continue reading

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#VAHS2013 conference online

Last week saw the University of Huddersfield hosting the Voluntary Action History Society’s fifth international research conference. Over the coming weeks we’ll have a series of blog posts commenting on the goings on and some of the fascinating subjects raised. … Continue reading

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