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Asylum and Hospital Farms, Sarah Holland, Department of History

09.12.2017, 10:00 am12:30 pm

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On Saturday 9 December 2017 starting at 10:00am and finishing approximately at 12:30pm at Lenton Grove at the University of Nottingham Sarah Holland will talk about asylum and hospital farms.

Farms and farm labour were at the heart of asylums and mental hospitals between 1845 and 1955. This seminar explores how the economy of the institution and therapeutic wellbeing of patients converged on the farm. It focuses on the patient experience of farm work, and includes a discussion of case studies and primary sources.

Dr Sarah Holland (University of Nottingham) is a nineteenth and twentieth century British historian, whose research focuses on rural history and health histories.

The Local History Seminars are organised by the University of Nottingham’s Department of History and are generally held on the second Saturday of the month at Lenton Grove.  They are open to everyone with an interest in local and regional history.  Booking is not necessary and the entry fee of £5 covers the cost of attending the seminar together with coffee and biscuits in the interval.  The seminars start at 10.00 am and finish at approximately 12.30 pm.

Lenton Grove is most easily accessed via the West Gate (Beeston) on the main campus and is marked on the map below. There is roadside parking approximately 100m beyond Lenton Grove, just past the School of Humanities building.


For further inquiries, contact: Prof. J.V. Beckett, john.beckett@nottingham.ac.uk


10:00 am–12:30 pm
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University of Nottingham – Department of History


University of Nottingham, Lenton Grove
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD
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