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Spirit of ’45 – A review

The special launch screening of Director Ken Loach’s new film “Spirit of ‘45” was sold out at my local cinema, but this weekend I eventually made it along to watch this documentary charting the creation of the British welfare state.  … Continue reading

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Silent Spring: The Book that Made the Modern Environmental Movement

Mark Wilson, Northumbria University Since the end of the Second World War, there has been a growing environmental consciousness, largely influenced by various environmental disasters, such as the sinking of the oil tanker Torrey Canyon off the Cornish coast in … Continue reading

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Charity in the Novels of Charles Dickens

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Frank Christianson, Brigham Young University “What connexion [sic] can there have been between many people in the innumerable histories of this world, who, from opposite sides of great gulfs, have, nevertheless, been very curiously brought together?” Dickens spends several hundred … Continue reading

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Blogging the History of Voluntary Action: The First Year

George Campbell Gosling, University of Liverpool Welcome back! Over the summer we’ve been posting podcasts from our archive of seminar and conference recordings (which you can browse here), but now it’s back to our weekly posts on the latest research, reflections … 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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