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Occupy Oral History: Documenting History in the Making

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Graham Smith, Royal Holloway At the beginning of this year (2012) a small group of oral historians kicked off OccupyOralHistory. We were inspired to do so by the broad movement that is occupying spaces that include not just the streets, former … Continue reading

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Review: Beveridge and the Roots of Voluntary Action

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Anjelica Finnegan, University of Southampton The history of the voluntary sector is a vibrant area of research, with a significant volume of research beyond that more generally on social, welfare, medical and economic histories. This included two edited volumes published … Continue reading

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From ‘Cruelty Men’ to ‘Rottweilers’: Child Protection in Scotland, 1960-1990

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Chris Nottingham, Glasgow Caledonian University VAHS Seminar, 7 November 2011 In the 1960s the officers of the Royal Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children were known as ‘Cruelty Men’ or simply ‘The Cruelty’. The officers – who … Continue reading

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