Retail as Fundraising: Some Questions from NHS History

One of the good things about my new scholarly home a the University of Wolverhampton is that it's home to CHORD - the Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution. If you're at all familiar with my work on the history of hospitals and charity, you might be wondering what on earth that has …

Charity and the NHS Choir

My latest blog post for the People’s History of the NHS website looks at what last year's Christmas No.1 reveals about the historic relationship between charity and the NHS. The 2015 Christmas No.1 single was ‘A Bridge Over You’, a medley of Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘A Bridge Over Troubled Water’ and Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’. It …