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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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Review: The Ages of Voluntarism – How We Got to the Big Society

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George Campbell Gosling, Oxford Brookes University In recent decades, the history of voluntarism has moved from being a footnote for social historians to a burgeoning and dynamic area in its own right. Offering evidence that the relationship between history and … Continue reading

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Industrial Co-Operation: Bridging Voluntary Action and Business

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Michael Weatherburn, Imperial College London This April saw the European Social Science and History Conference come to Glasgow. The topics covered by speakers were diverse, but there were two panels that especially caught my eye. One was on co-operatives and … Continue reading

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That Was The Year That Was – Farewell to 2011!

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Colin Rochester and Meta Zimmeck, Practical Wisdom R2Z For many parts of the voluntary sector 2011 was a year of brutal clarity, as the Coalition Government’s spending cuts and restructuring of public services began to bite. It was also a … Continue reading

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Review: Beveridge and the Roots of Voluntary Action

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Anjelica Finnegan, University of Southampton The history of the voluntary sector is a vibrant area of research, with a significant volume of research beyond that more generally on social, welfare, medical and economic histories. This included two edited volumes published … Continue reading

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