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Feature: The YMCA at War

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For our April feature, Jon Weier considers the role of the First World War in the development of the YMCA. This case study fits with the increasing focus of historians on the importance of charity work within the war effort. … Continue reading

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Podcast: Following ‘The Absent-Minded Beggar’ – a case-history of a fund-raising campaign of the South African War

VAHS Seminar given by Dr John Lee of the University of Bristol on 22 November 2010 ABSTRACT Kipling’s poem was written at the very beginning of the South African war to raise money for the families of soldiers. It was … Continue reading

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Podcast: Patriotic Volunteers in the Cold War

VAHS Seminar given by Dr Matthew Grant of the University of Manchester on 22 February 2010 ABSTRACT Between 1949 and 1967 a group of government-sponsored voluntary organisations existed to help Britain fight the cold war. Collectively called the ‘civil defence … Continue reading

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Not cluttering up the basement: Exploring the potential of the archives at Blind Veterans UK

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Rob Baker, Collections & Archives Officer, Blind Veterans UK The Campaign for Voluntary Sector Archives will be formally launched at an event at the House of Lords later this year. The Campaign, previously discussed on this blog, draws attention to … 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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