Category Archives: Georgina Brewis

Dr Georgina Brewis is a John Adams Fellow at the Institute of Education, University of London. You can browse her blog contributions below.

Student Volunteering: The Long View

Today marks the start of Student Volunteering Week 2014, an annual celebration in England now supported by the National Union of Students (NUS) and Student Hubs. My new book argues that higher education students have made significant contributions to social change … Continue reading

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Volunteering before 1960?

Why does a dominant version of the history of volunteering suggest that volunteering reached a low ebb during the years after 1945 until a so-called ‘volunteer boom’ in the 1960s: a rediscovery of volunteering to sit alongside the better known … Continue reading

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The Campaign goes on

Readers of this blog may have noticed a recent rare good news story in the press about charity archives. After several years of protracted negotiation, the records of leading development organisation Oxfam are to be donated to the Bodleian Library … 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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Podcast: Other Times, Other Places – Parallels from Historical Research and International Practice

Institute for Voluntary Action Research in association with the Voluntary Action History Society on 7 December 2009 Georgina Brewis of the Institute for Volunteering Research John Hailey of City University ABSTRACT This seminar is about the past and the future … Continue reading

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