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A sad farewell to Doris Thorne (1941-2011)

We are sad to report that Doris Thorne, a long-standing friend of the Social History of Learning Disability Research Group, died on 3rd September 2011, aged 70. Doris worked with members of the Research group to tell her life story (Goodbye All the Nurses) and to recall songs of resistance from her institutional days. She was a truly extraordinary woman. Read Doris's obituary (PDF).

Honorary degree for Mabel Cooper

Pictured here with Professor Dorothy Atkinson, Mabel Cooper received an Honorary Degree from The Open University in April 2010, at the Barbican in London. The award was in recognition of Mabel's contribution to the University and the wider community.