Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Trauma, Tragedy and Triage: Narratives of Troubled Children and Families in Late Nineteenth Century England and Wales

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Who this event is for

  • Everyone


205, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site


Symposium programme
Dr Marius Turda, Oxford Brookes University
10:00Professor Harriet Ward, Loughborough University
Outcomes of Care in the 19th Century: historical antecedents to contemporary issues
10:25 Dr Annie Skinner, Oxford Brookes University
They fell into great wretchedness’: applications for admission to the Waifs and Strays Society and the Charity Organisation Society, 1882-1899
10:50–11:20Discussion, Chaired by Professor Laurence Brockliss
11:30Professor Steve King, University of Leicester
What to do with workhouse children?
11:55Dr Alysa Levene Oxford Brookes University
Welfare, religion and community: Jewish children and their families in nineteenth-century Liverpool
11:55-12:25Discussion, Chaired by Dr Marius Turda
12:25Professor Ginger Frost, Samford University, USA
Illegitimacy, Child Migration, and the Problems of Children in Care in England, 1870-1920
12:50Professor Pamela Cox University of Essex
Young criminal lives: Life courses and life chances in England from 1850
12:50-13:20Discussion, Chaired by Professor Steve King
14:00Dr Steven Taylor, University of Huddersfield
Improvement and the Charity Home: Dealing with Disability at the Waifs and Strays Society
14:25Dr Claudia Soares
Narratives of care: fostering children's wellbeing in The Waifs and Strays Society, 1881- 1914
14:50Discussion, Chaired by Dr Alysa Levene
15:30-16:30Round table discussion, Chaired by Professor John Stewart

For more information please contact Annie Skinner (askinner@brookes.ac.uk)