In May 2005 Aston Hall closed its doors for the last time to both people with a learning disability and to its staff working there.
Situated just 8 miles outside of Derby in the East Midlands, Aston Hall had originally opened in 1925 as an Institution for the (then) Nottingham Corporation to house women and girls with a learning disability. The 30 minute presentation given by Robert Johnson, a Nurse Researcher who completed his nurse training in the 1980s, was put togther whilst the hospital was still open with the help of both people living there and from staff.
It is based on the photographic record and from written records such as the Matron's records, Committee minutes and oral testimonies from people who had lived there.
For further details about the presentation please contact Robert at Robert.email@example.com
If you woud like to get in touch with the Social History of Learning Disability (SHLD) Research Group, please contact:
Chair of the Social History of Learning Disability (SHLD) Research Group
School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies
The Open University
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