Victorian Childhood event at Ragged School Museum

The next Children’s Literature/Children’s Lives event will be on Friday April 4th, 5pm, at the Victorian Classroom, in the Ragged School Museum, just around the corner from Queen Mary.

Erica Davies, Oliver Gibson, “In Search of Fresh Air: Health, Environment and Child Welfare in Late Victorian Britain”

The director of the museum, Erica Davies, and Queen Mary PhD student Oliver Gibson will be talking about the work of the museum and how institutions like Barnardo’s charity responded to late Victorian ideas about environmental influences on health and well-being, especially the role afforded to green space or “nature” in promoting physical and moral health.

This is another great chance to combine attending an academic talk with exploring a children’s museum.

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