Category Archives: Seminars

Podcast: The Myth of the 1950s Housewife – Voluntary women’s organisations and the challenge to idealised domesticity in postwar Britain

VAHS Seminar given by Caitriona Beaumont of London South Bank University on 6 December 2010  [audio] Powerpoint slides ABSTRACT The changing role of women in post war British society has been well-documented by historians, for example Jane Lewis (1992), Sue Bruley … 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: Eglantyne Jebb, 1876-1928 – unlikely children’s champion?

VAHS Seminar given by Clare Mulley on 26 September 2010  [audio] ABSTRACT ‘To succeed in life, you must give life’ Eglantyne Jebb once wrote. But she herself did not give life in the traditional way expected of a well-to-do Edwardian lady … Continue reading

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Podcast: To Create Community – Some Contrasting Interwar Initiatives in the UK

VAHS Seminar given by Lesley Hall of the Wellcome Library on 20 June 2010  ABSTRACT This paper will consider some contrasting approaches to meeting the need for community during the interwar years in the UK in a world in which human connections … Continue reading

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Podcast: Making the English Patient (Consumer): Patient Groups and Health Consumerism, 1960s-2000s

VAHS Seminar given by Dr Alex Mold of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on 24 May 2010  [audio] ABSTRACT The patient consumer currently occupies a central position in attempts to reform Britain’s National Health Service.  Framed around … Continue reading

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