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The open-air school, its gardens and child health in early 20th- century Britain

18 October 2017 @ 1.00pm - 2.00pm

| £3.00

Lecture Theatre
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In 1945 a visitor to the Cropwood Open-Air School in Worcestershire described how ‘the sleep-time garden might be the envy of princes, with its fountain in the midst of a green lawn, so that the children took their naps amid the soothing, somnolent plash of falling water’. Dr Clare Hickman’s talk focuses on the open-air schools near Birmingham created between the Wars, the role of the Cadbury family and the use of gardens for health and education, together with broader issues in relation to diseases such as tuberculosis, poor urban living conditions and the idealisation of the rural.


18 October 2017
1.00pm - 2.00pm
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27 Grosvenor Street, Chester, Cheshire CH1 2DD United Kingdom
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