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Charity History and the Big Picture

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Kate Bradley, University of Kent When researching voluntary action, our primary unit of analysis is often – if not always – a particular charity or group of charities. There are good reasons for this. Most obviously, there is the value in … Continue reading

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Podcast: To Create Community – Some Contrasting Interwar Initiatives in the UK

VAHS Seminar given by Lesley Hall of the Wellcome Library on 20 June 2010  ABSTRACT This paper will consider some contrasting approaches to meeting the need for community during the interwar years in the UK in a world in which human connections … Continue reading

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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: 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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Are the Olympics worth it?

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Peter Grant, Cass Business School, City University Because of my past life working in sport, I’ve recently fielded a lot of media enquiries at the Business School in relation to the London Games. The majority of journalists want to ask … Continue reading

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