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Ada Chesterton’s I Lived in a Slum (1936) – sensationalist reportage or valuable historical testimony?

In this post, Kirsten Jarrett asks about the value of social investigations such as those of Ada Chesterton to historians. Are they sensationalist reportage or valuable historical testimony? Bearing in mind the numerous comparable contemporaneous texts, as well as her … Continue reading

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Feature: The Other NHS

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For our March feature, Clare Hickman of King’s College London writes for us on the National Health Society. She explains how this association of doctors and public health campaigners in the nineteenth century pressed for green spaces to make British cities healthier … Continue reading

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Silent Spring: The Book that Made the Modern Environmental Movement

Mark Wilson, Northumbria University Since the end of the Second World War, there has been a growing environmental consciousness, largely influenced by various environmental disasters, such as the sinking of the oil tanker Torrey Canyon off the Cornish coast in … 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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