Text full multimedia monochrome

First time here?

Find out more about how The Lecture List works.

Do you organise talks?

Register to tell us about them. The Lecture List is a great place to be listed, but it's also an easy place to upload your information to. It's very simple and costs nothing. Find out more


Find out what you can do to keep The Lecture List online

Jeanie: An Army of One - From personal charity to non-governmental organisation - some of the work o

A seminar organised by the Voluntary Action History Society

Mrs Nassau Senior was active in many fields of voluntary action included the pioneering of voluntary social work in poor housing areas, responsibility for social housing finance, workhouse infirmary visiting, support of girls’ industrial schools, co-founding the British Red Cross in wartime, championing the fostering and adoption of destitute orphans as an alternative to the workhouse, and the founding of the Metropolitan Association for Befriending Young Servants. This paper draws on her own unpublished letters and letters received from such prominent figures as Octavia Hill, Lord Shaftesbury and Florence Nightingale.


Sybil Oldfield | talks


Date and Time:

2 May 2006 at 5:30 pm


2 hours



Institute of Historical Research
IHR, Senate House
Malet St
Show map

Organised by:

Voluntary Action History Society
See other talks organised by Voluntary Action History Society...



Members free / non members £3

Available from:

On the door

Register to tell a friend about this lecture.


If you would like to comment about this lecture, please register here.


Any ad revenue is entirely reinvested into the Lecture List's operating fund