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Carols and Curry? Christmas in the Indian Mission Field

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Andrea Pass, University of Oxford It was certainly a far cry from turkey and plum pudding, a far cry from holly and mistletoe, and a far cry from candlelit carolling in a snowy English churchyard. For Christmas dinner in 1920, … Continue reading

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A Mission Christmas in Uganda

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Kathleen Vongsathorn, University of Oxford England has a history of Christmas charity dating back to the Middle Ages, and peaking in the late Victorian era.  When British missionaries and colonial families went abroad, they took with them these same charitable … Continue reading

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Money, Money, Money

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Sarah Flew, Open University VAHS Seminar, 10 October 2011 Two Tier Philanthropy: The Philanthropists who Funded the Bishop of London’s Fund and the Work that Fund Financed, 1863-1914 Money is the life blood of any organisation. Despite this, there is a certain … Continue reading

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Healthcare, voluntarism and the state in twentieth-century Ireland and Britain

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George Campbell Gosling, Oxford Brookes University I recently made my first visit to Dublin. Being invited to workshops is always nice, and when you get to go somewhere new that’s even better. So this was a real treat for me. … Continue reading

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