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Podcast: Fashioning Mothers of the Next Generation – Philanthropy in Birmingham and Sydney, 1860-1914

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VAHS Seminar given by Elizabeth Harvey of UCL on 23 November 2009 ABSTRACT This paper focuses on charitable activities towards destitute pregnant women and new mothers, and will place metropolitan and colonial philanthropic practices in one analytic frame; aiming to … Continue reading

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Podcast: The First Lady Almoner – The Appointment, Position and Findings of Miss Mary Stewart at the Royal Free Hospital, 1895-1899

VAHS Seminar given by Lynsey Cullen of Oxford Brookes University on 27 September 2009 Powerpoint slides ABSTRACT The work of the Almoning profession within the medical system of the late nineteenth century has been seriously neglected in historical study. Few … Continue reading

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Community Building and Voluntary Service: Student Volunteers and Unemployed Camps between the Wars

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John Field, University of Stirling In the mid-1930s, Harry Rée was studying at Cambridge. A privileged young man, son of a wealthy family, educated at one of Britain’s finest private schools, Rée spent his long vacation living in a tent … Continue reading

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Gendering the History of Voluntary Action

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Kate Bradley, University of Kent Gender is central to an understanding of voluntary action history, as it confronts us the moment we ask the question of who does what to whom.  In one respect, gender will be well-known territory to … Continue reading

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Women, Religion and Medical Care in Victorian Britain

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Carmen Mangion, Birkbeck College, University of London Easter is an apt time to consider the women of Victorian Britain who used their religious world view to enter the field of charity. For example, from 1830, 80 Catholic women’s congregations, mostly … Continue reading

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