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Next Event is Manchester 11th February

The first Ragged University event of the year is in Manchester on the 11th of February at The Castle Hotel on Oldham Street starting 7pm. Two talks, a bite to eat and a chance to socialise - with live music from Hugh Peters...The first talk is "Romantic Radicals & Intellectual Barbarians: John Hargrave, the KibboKift & Beyond" by Anne Fernie; and the second talk is "Nineteenth-Century Science, Medicine, and Monsters" by Jessica Roberts... For more information on the event listing click HERE


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Manchester Medical Mission Affiliates to Charter Street Ragged School by Simon Ward

Here are my notes from when I went back to the archive to look up the Manchester Medical Mission which was affiliated to Charter Street Ragged School and Working Girls Home. It was situated on Red Bank which is on the opposite side of the Irk from Angel Meadow and is now called Green Bank. The information was all in the form of year books from 1901 to 1910. Their evangelising seemed a bit more aggressive than their Charter St counterparts and some of the language they used would now look inappropriate.

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