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Is it charity if you charge?

I gave a seminar at Glasgow Caledonian University last week, which gave me a chance to return to some of my doctoral research into the voluntary hospitals that provided around one-third of Britain’s hospital beds before they were nationalised in … Continue reading

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Feature: Anti-Apartheid Protest in Ireland

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This month sees the publication of Kevin O’Sullivan’s new book ‘Ireland, Africa and the End of Empire: Small State Identity in the Cold War, 1955-75’ with Manchester University Press. For our February feature, we have an exclusive extract on anti-apartheid protest … Continue reading

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Feature: 2012 – Another Grim Year for Voluntary Action

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Last year, VAHS founder Colin Rochester and voluntary sector researcher Meta Zimmeck wrote a review of 2011, suggesting hard times might prompt a return to core values. For our January feature they review 2012 and recall a timely yet forgotten report from twenty years ago. … Continue reading

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Waifs and Strays at Christmas

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Claudia Soares, University of Manchester For many nineteenth-century voluntary welfare organisations, there was a competitive market to obtain charitable donations. As such, Christmas was framed as an important means to evoke compassion and a sense of moral obligation amongst potential … Continue reading

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Launching the Campaign for Voluntary Sector Archives

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Georgina Brewis, Institute of Education A new Campaign for Voluntary Sector Archives was launched last Monday at the House of Lords.  The Campaign has grown out of concern for the neglect of archives and records across the voluntary sector. Unlike … Continue reading

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