Tag Archives: campaigning

How much importance should we put on “great (wo)men”?

How important are famous individuals? It seems that “great (wo)men” histories have become less and less important in the wider discipline of history. Yet we have many examples of organisations where one or two leaders have been seemingly central to … Continue reading

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Charity, Racism and War

Since the Woolwich murder, there have been worrying scenes and disturbances as the English Defence League has sought to become associated with Help the Heroes. Such political difficulties and controversies are nothing new to the voluntary sector. Offering some historical … Continue reading

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Feature: New Research on Save the Children

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After winning the Economic History Society Bursary to attend our summer conference, Emily Baughan writes for our June feature on The Save the Children Fund, the Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child and a Charter for Stateless Children, 1919-1940. … 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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Campaigning through the Courts

Occasionally in the news we see examples of people taking the government to court with the backing of voluntary organisations. Some have even gone to court with the government to attack other vested interests. They can even use the legal … Continue reading

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