Category Archives: Podcasts

Since September 2009, the VAHS has been recording its monthly seminars and conference keynote addresses in order to make them freely available as audio podcasts. Over the summer of 2012 all these podcasts are being made available here along with abstracts, searchable alongside our regular blog articles. You can browse the podcasts posted on our blog below.

Podcast: Making the English Patient (Consumer): Patient Groups and Health Consumerism, 1960s-2000s

VAHS Seminar given by Dr Alex Mold of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on 24 May 2010  [audio http://historyspot.org.uk/sites/default/files/field/media-file/vahs-20100524_0.mp3] ABSTRACT The patient consumer currently occupies a central position in attempts to reform Britain’s National Health Service.  Framed around … Continue reading

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Podcast: Returned Volunteer Action from 1966 to 2006

VAHS Seminar given by Stephen Butters (former trustee of the RVA) on 25 April 2010  [audio http://historyspot.org.uk/sites/default/files/field/media-file/vahs-20100426_0.mp3] Returned Volunteer Action from 1966 to 2006: an assessment of the life cycle of the fly in the ointment of the British Returner Volunteer Programme … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Culture and Politics of Hospital Contributory Schemes in Leeds

VAHS Seminar given by Professor Barry Doyle of the University of Huddersfield on 22 March 2010  Powerpoint slides ABSTRACT The funding of hospitals in interwar Britain was transformed by the development of a range of schemes designed to raise money … Continue reading

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Podcast: Patriotic Volunteers in the Cold War

VAHS Seminar given by Dr Matthew Grant of the University of Manchester on 22 February 2010 ABSTRACT Between 1949 and 1967 a group of government-sponsored voluntary organisations existed to help Britain fight the cold war. Collectively called the ‘civil defence … Continue reading

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Podcast: A Century of Councils for Voluntary Service

VAHS Special Seminar commemorating a century of Councils for Voluntary Service on 23 January 2010  Speakers: Keith Laybourn (University of Huddersfield), Colin Rochester (Roehampton University), Oliver Blaiklock (IHR) and John Lansley (former employee of the LCVS) Keith Laybourn, University of … Continue reading

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