Shopping for a cause?

Wed 18 Nov 2020, 18:30 - 19:30

The British Academy on Zoom Webinar

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Have a rummage through the histories of charity shops of the 20th century in this online tour. Charity shops are a fixture on the British high street, filled to the brim with bric-a-brac, clothes, and housewares. For over a century, charities have run shops to raise funds for good causes and help communities shop affordably. But what did these shops look like in the past? Join this virtual tour to discover the hidden histories of your favourite high street treasure trove.

Part of Being Human Festival, 12-22 November


Dr Georgina Brewis
, Associate Professor in the History of Education, UCL
Dr George Gosling, Senior Lecturer in History, University of Wolverhampton

Lauren Bravo
, journalist and author of How To Break Up With Fast Fashion

This event will have live subtitles provided by Stagetext, delivered by MyClearText

Free, booking required.

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Image: Reproduced courtesy of Oxfam. Oxford, Bodleian Libraries, MS. Oxfam DON/1/3.

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