Department of History

Local history seminar - Saturday 9 December 2017

Lenton Grove, NG7 2RD, University Park
Saturday 9th December 2017 (10:00-12:30)
Professor John Beckett



Sarah Holland (University of Nottingham)

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 19th- and 20th-century British historian, whose research focuses on rural history and health histories.

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Admission is £5 and includes refreshments. Booking is not required. 

These seminars are open to all with an interest in local and regional history.

Department of History

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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