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in various campaigns for education and for women. As a member of the City Council, she served as Chair of the Education Committee in 1932–33, and as Chair of the Education Advisory Committee of the Workers Educational Association. Although Ernest was not elected to Parliament again after 1931, he did stand for election one more time, in a 1946 by-election. This was the Combined English Universities seat, which had become vacant on the death of Eleanor Rathbone. Ernest stood as an independent candidate this time, after decades in the Liberal Party. The independent

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beneficial spaces for their sitters and workers, and they equally incorporated panes of frosted blue glass for their pleasing light effects on the sitters’ complexions in photographs. Her chapter discussed the fascinating correspondences and ‘material resemblance’ between Pleasonton’s blue-light therapy (what she termed ‘phototherapy’) and studio portrait photography using blue glass, between ‘two technologies of light’. 9

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knowledge about the correct doses of artificial sunlight.’ 63 Earlier, in a 1925 article in the Lancet , Eidinow expressed his anxiety over the lack of standards in measuring and regulating ultraviolet dosage: Up to the present very little attention has been given to the question of dosage of ultra-violet light sources, and many workers consider this

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.10  Advertisement for the ‘Vi-tan’ mercury vapour lamp. In Sun Bathing Review , 4:17 (1937), 180. Hawk Editorial, publisher of H&E Naturist magazine, www.henaturist.net . The foldable, illustrated colour pamphlet of c . 1936 promoted the ‘Vi-tan’ as an essential device of preventive medicine for all workers in industrial areas and those in indoor, sedentary occupations

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accidentally exposed an underlying theme. Or perhaps not so accidentally. Is there a certain ‘modesty’ in writing memoir through other people’s stories? I prefer to think of it, in fact, as obliquity. Of course this has been a story about my own Atlantic moves – both geographical and emotional. If others – Henry Norr, my father, the Sellafield workers, Richard Hoggart – take up more space than me in these pages, perhaps my marginality is a rather immodest device. The people I write about are mobilised by my narrative, and serve the purpose of telling my story. And yet there

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, for instance. But her pre-eminent involvement, in her life as well as her politics, was with women, beginning in her years in Liverpool, where she became involved with the Victorian Settlement, a residential house for women social workers. Here she met Elizabeth Macadam, who came to Liverpool as warden of the Settlement in 1902; they were to become life partners, first while living in Liverpool and later in London. Rathbone was also very close to her mother and her two sisters, Elsie – actually a half-sister, more than twenty years older than her – and Evie. (The

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, settlement administrators and workers, or college teachers as vocational choices which allowed them independence and yet gave them an opportunity to serve others … The spinster of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century could choose the unmarried state and know that this [ 207 ] implied a positive vocation. This essay, about spinsters in the novels of Muriel Spark, appears in a collection about unmarried women in the twentieth-century novel, tracing the journey from ‘old maid’ to ‘excellent women’ to ‘radical spinster’. It is interesting that often when we try

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newly instigated law that allocated paid holiday leave for workers in 1936, les congés payés . For these tourists, Brody wrote, tanning had become the goal of sun treatment rather than merely a product of it. 180 He promoted a new method of his design involving a depigmentation process at certain intervals during heliotherapy treatment so that his patients slowly weaned themselves off of sunshine. The reason, he stated

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