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Feature: Community building in Notting Hill: online archive for nursery centre

Michael Locke is an independent writer, researcher and adviser, formerly employed by the University of East London, Volunteering England and NCVO. In this blog, Mike reports on a new archive of community history, which covers the ground of his witness … Continue reading

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Feature: New Research on Oxfam’s Operation Oasis

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Our July feature comes from Marie-Luise Ermisch of Canada’s McGill University, winner of the History Workshop Bursary to attend our international research conference this month. She writes on the topic of her conference paper: Oxfam’s Operation Oasis: Teaching British Youth about Global Poverty. … Continue reading

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Recreation and Leisure: A New Frontier in the History of Voluntary Action?

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Colin Rochester and Meta Zimmeck, Practical Wisdom R2Z There have been significant advances in our knowledge of the history of voluntary action in the past twenty years or so, since we established the Voluntary Action History Society, but it remains … Continue reading

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People & Planet: Unearthing the history of student activism

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Alice Thornton, Student Hubs How many organisations – in the non-profit sector, and beyond – have a firm grip on their history and its significance for them? How many of them know how they have impacted society over the years, … Continue reading

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Community Building and Voluntary Service: Student Volunteers and Unemployed Camps between the Wars

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John Field, University of Stirling In the mid-1930s, Harry Rée was studying at Cambridge. A privileged young man, son of a wealthy family, educated at one of Britain’s finest private schools, Rée spent his long vacation living in a tent … Continue reading

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