The Annual General Meeting of the
Hebden Bridge Literary & Scientific Society will take place on
Saturday 28th March
in the Terrace Room at Hebden Bridge Town Hall
Light refreshments from 10.30am, meeting starts 11am
Frank Woolrych was the driving force behind the recent revival of the society and we are eager to keep this momentum alive, to continue to build on past experiences and sustain a thriving organisation.
We would welcome anyone interested in getting involved with the running of the Society and ask that they get in touch with Barbara Atack before the meeting, on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lit & Sci has been in existence for 115 years, we do not want it to fade away.
Chris Renwick is a historian focusing on Britain since the early nineteenth century. His main area of expertise is the relationship between biology, social science, and politics, in particular how the interaction of the three has shaped the way we think about, study, and govern society. His work on these subjects has received international and interdisciplinary recognition.
This lecture will draw on the themes set out in his recent book Bread for All: The Origins of the Welfare State.
From the pious charity of the medieval hospitals and monasteries through the Elizabethan poor law to the Beveridge report, the Welfare State has had a long journey. Where's it going from here?