‘Education, poverty and health in south Wales during the interwar years’

‘Education, poverty and health in south Wales during the interwar years’
Date
07 Jun 2018, 17:30 to 07 Jun 2018, 19:30
Type
Seminar
Venue
IHR Peter Marshall Room, N204, Second Floor, IHR, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description

Dr Russell Grigg, Freelance education consultant

The aim of this talk is to explore the range and nature of sources for a study of children’s education, poverty and health in south Wales during the interwar years. The focus will be on the provision of school meals and the impact of policy on children and their families. Oral, visual and documentary sources held at county archives as well as materials at the South Wales Miners’ Library, the National Library of Wales and the National Archives will be discussed. The reliability of sources, such as statistical data in local medical health officer reports, will be questioned. Findings from ongoing research questions will be discussed, for instance relating to the comparative experience of rural and urban poverty. The talk will contribute to the wider debate over the ‘healthy or hungry thirties’ as revisionist historians question whether this was a time and place of unremitting hardship

Contact

IHR Reception
ihr.reception@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8740