Institutional Care through the Ages in Kent

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Institutional Care through the Ages in Kent

Institutional Care through the Ages in Kent

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KAS Publications Committee and the Centre for Kent History & Heritage FREE Conference:

Institutional care of the poor, infirm and disadvantaged in society has a very long history in Kent, starting from some if not the earliest hospitals in England up to the present day. As is often said, the type and level of such care can tell us a great deal about society more broadly. This conference will highlight new research

that is taking place on different types of institutional care in Kent, from hospitals of different kinds to almshouses and workhouses, thereby providing insights concerning the lives of those inside and outside their gates.


10.30 – 10.45 Welcome and brief introduction
10.45 – 12.00 Session 1: ‘Institutional care in Kent before 1600’ by Dr Sheila Sweetinburgh
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch (Touchdown should be open for drinks and light refreshments)
13.00 – 14.30 Session 2: ‘The founding of the SPCK workhouses’ by Peter Joyce ‘Caring for the Military in the Lower Medway Valley: An Overview’ by Jane Joyce
14.30 – 15.00 Break
15.00 – 16.30 Session 3: ‘VADs in Kent during the First World War’ (tbc) by Hazel Basford ‘Life and death in Leigh’ (tbc) by Chris Rowley

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Date And Time

Saturday 30 September 2023 @ 10:30

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