Category Archives: George Campbell Gosling

Dr George Campbell Gosling researches the social history of medicine and charity and is a University Teacher in Modern British History at the University of Liverpool. He co-edited of a 2011 volume on the history of the voluntary sector in Britain and is the blog’s editor. You can browse his contributions below.

Forthcoming 2015: Payment and Philanthropy in British Healthcare, 1918-1948

  Last week I signed a book contract with Pickering and Chatto for their Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine series. I’ll now be spending the rest of this year working on the manuscript for my first monograph on … Continue reading

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Charity at Christmas

The practice and ideal of charity have long been associated with the festive season – and this has been a recurring theme on this blog. Probably the most famous case of this comes from the book – not to mention … Continue reading

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Big Society and the ‘new austerity’

Last month the new economics foundation published its report on Surviving Austerity. Since the Coalition took office they have been following the impact of its welfare reforms and public sector cuts in the poorest parts of Birmingham and London, and these … Continue reading

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#VAHS2013 conference online

Last week saw the University of Huddersfield hosting the Voluntary Action History Society’s fifth international research conference. Over the coming weeks we’ll have a series of blog posts commenting on the goings on and some of the fascinating subjects raised. … Continue reading

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Conference Season

Later this week we’ll be heading to Huddersfield for the Voluntary Action History Society’s Fifth International Research Conference. A VAHS conference is always an occasion. In addition to a packed three days of papers presenting the latest research into the … Continue reading

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