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Queen Mary University of London

Series: A Sense of Belongings


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November 2017

Bloomsbury and the grounds for philanthropy

November 25, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square
London, WC1N 1AZ United Kingdom
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In this event, Dr Matthew Ingleby will lead a panel discussion exploring the role urban geography has played historically in revising the bounds of human sympathy. Bloomsbury has been associated with philanthropic innovation since 1739, when Thomas Coram established the Foundling Hospital in fields on what was then the northern edge of London. The Foundling was followed by a plethora of pioneering charitable organisations, such as Great Ormond Street Hospital for children (founded 1852), the first of its kind in…

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