Irish Health History

Originally posted on the VAHS blog as Healthcare, Voluntarism and the State in Twentieth-Century Ireland and Britain on 5 September 2011 I recently made my first visit to Dublin. Being invited to workshops is always nice, and when you get to go somewhere new that’s even better. So this was a real treat for me. …

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What is the big society?

Originally published on the VAHS blog as What is the big society and why should historians care? on 27 June 2011 Have you ever noticed that when politicians are asked ‘What is the big society?’ they tend to begin their answer ‘The big society is about…’? The term was coined by the Prime Minister’s media guru, …