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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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Podcast: Fashioning Mothers of the Next Generation – Philanthropy in Birmingham and Sydney, 1860-1914

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VAHS Seminar given by Elizabeth Harvey of UCL on 23 November 2009 ABSTRACT This paper focuses on charitable activities towards destitute pregnant women and new mothers, and will place metropolitan and colonial philanthropic practices in one analytic frame; aiming to … Continue reading

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Podcast: The History of the Carers’ Movement – A Remarkably Successful Story. Why?

VAHS Seminar given by Timothy Cook on 26 October 2009 ABSTRACT The carers’ movement is today one of the most successful of all the voluntary sector initiatives that began in the early 1960s. The term carer however was not even … Continue reading

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Podcast: The First Lady Almoner – The Appointment, Position and Findings of Miss Mary Stewart at the Royal Free Hospital, 1895-1899

VAHS Seminar given by Lynsey Cullen of Oxford Brookes University on 27 September 2009 Powerpoint slides ABSTRACT The work of the Almoning profession within the medical system of the late nineteenth century has been seriously neglected in historical study. Few … Continue reading

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Gendering the History of Voluntary Action

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Kate Bradley, University of Kent Gender is central to an understanding of voluntary action history, as it confronts us the moment we ask the question of who does what to whom.  In one respect, gender will be well-known territory to … Continue reading

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