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Public history group: towards a public history of disability- Mandeville legacy

2012 April 1

The last public history discussion group for the academic year is a presentation on Saturday 28 April  at 11 by:

Jon Newman, archive consultant

Jon Newman has been working with Bucks County Council, Stoke Mandeville Hospital and various sports disability charities to assemble a history of the changes to the treatment of spinal injuries patients and the development of wheelchair games – latterly the ‘paralympic’ movement – since the Second World War. Using the Revisiting Collections methodology in conjunction with hospital and charity archive collections he has worked with groups of former patients, athletes, hospital staff and sports administrators to both capture their responses to the ‘official’ record and to create new narratives.

It is the courtyard room and lift accessible.

All meetings take place at the Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH. This is a few minutes walk from Liverpool Street station (in the direction of Shoreditch and Spitalfields market) and on the corner with Brushfield Street.

All sessions begin promptly at 11 and will finish before 1. Please bring your own coffee – lots of places nearby.

Please direct any queries or suggestions for future sessions / offers of presentations to me as convenor of the public history group:

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