Inculcating Christian values through caring practice in the Anglican Girls' Friendly Society 1875-1914

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Thursday 18 January 2024, 5.30pm - 7pm
St Alphege Building Room 001, King Alfred Quarter, University of Winchester, SO22 4NR

This lecture is part of the University's research showcase programme, and is presented by Dr Sue Anderson-Faithful of the Cluster for the History of Women's Education.

Dr Sue Anderson-Faithful will talk about the welfare initiatives undertaken by the Anglican Girls' Friendly Society in the latter years of the nineteenth and early twentieth Centuries.  At a time before the national health service, pensions and unemployment befit, the young working women and girls who were members of the GFS were supported financially through employments schemes and with respite care and holiday homes. The society made special provision for blind and disabled members and encouraged the able bodied to fund raise and support incapacitated members with social events and companionship. This served as a practical way for members to demonstrate the Christian Values that the GFS sought to inculcate.

The lecture is FREE to attend and open to all, no booking required.

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