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Secrets and anniversaries

A historian once told me (bitterly?) that the press are only interested in secrets and anniversaries: if you want your book to get coverage, it has to deal with one or the other. I was reminded of this comment by … Continue reading

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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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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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Open House London: A Voluntary Action History Tour

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Georgina Brewis, Institute of Education London has a great variety of places and spaces of interest to the historian of charity. Every September, Open House opens the doors of over 700 buildings of all kinds across the capital opened to … Continue reading

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