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A fragile grip on life? Loss, Hope and Victorian Childhoods

21 November, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join historian Sarah Wise, Ragged School Museum Director Erica Davies and academics from Queen Mary University of London for a panel discussion examining responses to Victorian child poverty and early child welfare programmes.

The event will consider how children’s charities – like that run by Ragged School founder Dr Thomas Barnardo – sought to ‘rescue’ children from the slums of Victorian London, tracing some of the outcomes that this resulted in, from migration to the empire to a different life in Britain. As we to come to terms with the failures of more recent child welfare programmes, the panel will reflect on the fragility Victorian children’s lives, including the harm and loss that many faced, alongside the opportunity and hope that philanthropy offered.

The event will finish with a chamber music performance exploring the themes of childhood and loss.

In partnership with

Ragged School Museum

Contact email address

a.j.owens@qmul.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Date:
21 November, 2018
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Join writer Sarah Wise, Museum Director Erica Davies and academics from Queen Mary University of London for a panel discussion on child poverty and philanthropy in Victorian London, followed by a chamber music performance – all in the evocative surroundings of the Ragged School Museum.
Is booking required?
Yes
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London Bound
Contact email address
a.j.owens@qmul.ac.uk
Event partners
Ragged School Museum
Region
London
City/town
London
Accessibility information
The event will be held on one of the upper floors of the Ragged School Museum accessible via stairs; regretfully there is no lift in the building and no wheelchair access.

Venue

Ragged School Museum
46-50 Copperfield Road, Stepney
London, London E3 4RR United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
The event will be held on one of the upper floors of the Ragged School Museum accessible via stairs; regretfully there is no lift in the building and no wheelchair access.
Phone:
020 8980 6405
Website:
https://www.raggedschoolmuseum.org.uk/