History seminars at the IHR

Voluntary Action History

This seminar series is organised by the Committee of the Voluntary Action History Society (VAHS). VAHS aims to advance the historical understanding and analysis of voluntary action through seminars, occasional conferences and symposia. Please see http://www.vahs.org.uk for further information.

Convenor: Colin Rochester (LSE) cirochester@macace.net

  Cait Beaumont (London South Bank University); Kerrie Holloway (Queen Mary, University of London); Sarah Lloyd (University of Hertfordshire); Michael Nelles (Southampton University); Alison Penn (Open University); Bill Rushbrooke (Practical Wisdom R2Z); Bob Snape (University of Bolton); Megan Webber (University of Hertfordshire); Meta Zimmeck (Practical Wisdom R2Z)


Venue: Room 304, third floor, IHR, North block, Senate House, unless otherwise noted in the programme, below

Time: Monday 5.30pm

Some podcasts from this Seminar are available online

Summer Term 2015
DateSeminar details
27 April Who decides how 'safe' is 'safe'? The pertussis vaccine scare and the Vaccination Damage Payments Act 1979

Gareth Millward (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

11 May Patient Organisations and Health Consumerism in Britain, 1960s-2010s

Alex Mold (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

20 May Witness: Girls in Gower Street - commitment, confidence and carrying on in London's 'LCSS' in the 1970s

Gaynor Humphreys and Jenny Harrow

Venue: Bedford Room, G37, ground floor South block, Senate House

1 June Witness: The voluntary organisation environment 1965-75 compared to 2005-2015 - a personal account

Ian Bruce, CBE

Venue: Bedford Room, G37, ground floor, South Block, Senate House

15 June Volunteer Tourism: Development, Altruism or Narcissism?

Jim Butcher (Canterbury Christ Church University)