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Revealing Stories of LGBT Voluntary Action

As you may know, each year February is LGBT History Month. What makes the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community a ‘community’ has always had a lot to do with voluntary action. Robert Howes wrote for this blog one year … Continue reading

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Feature: 2012 – Another Grim Year for Voluntary Action

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Last year, VAHS founder Colin Rochester and voluntary sector researcher Meta Zimmeck wrote a review of 2011, suggesting hard times might prompt a return to core values. For our January feature they review 2012 and recall a timely yet forgotten report from twenty years ago. … Continue reading

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Disability and Children: The Children’s Society, 1889 to 1979

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Janine Stanford, The Children’s Society The Children’s Society Archive represents one of the voluntary sector’s most important archive collections and services. It is an in-house archive managed by The Children’s Society and is of national importance in terms of charting … 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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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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