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Women, Religion and Medical Care in Victorian Britain

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Carmen Mangion, Birkbeck College, University of London Easter is an apt time to consider the women of Victorian Britain who used their religious world view to enter the field of charity. For example, from 1830, 80 Catholic women’s congregations, mostly … Continue reading

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Empire and Mission: Singing from the Same Hymn Sheet?

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Andrea Pass, University of Oxford In September 1947, amidst ‘the vast horror of fear and suffering’ in post-Partition Delhi, Dr Ruth Roseveare, an Anglican missionary of St Stephen’s Community, drew comfort from her knowledge of ‘a new Kingdom’ of Heaven … Continue reading

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Is the Big Society Collectivism in Disguise?

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Frank Prochaska, University of Oxford As Benjamin Disraeli once said, Britain is ‘a very difficult country to move’.  But over the past century it has gradually moved to become a highly centralized state, a trend that all the political parties … Continue reading

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Problem Families: Past and Present

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Pat Starkey, University of Liverpool Who exactly were the ‘troubled’ families that David Cameron had in mind when he was speaking at Sandwell Christian Centre on 14 December?  His slightly self-conscious use of the adjective ‘troubled’ may have been chosen … Continue reading

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In Darkest London: Investigating Destitution in the 1920s

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Kirsten Jarrett Classic Text: In Darkest London by Ada Chesterton (1926) Anne Turner was the pseudonym used by Ada Elizabeth Chesterton, the widow of G.K. Chesterston’s brother Cecil, herself a journalist and ‘social reformer’. It was under this name that, … Continue reading

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