Blog

Our volunteers have been working hard and having great adventures along the way. Browse the stories below or click on an individual image to see more from an individual volunteer.

What Became of Violet H Thompson?

Black and white photo shows imposing long frontage of stately house with arched windows.

Ann Newman looks at the case notes of a female patient of Chiswick House, finds evidence of Victorian attitudes percolating into 20th century medical thought, and discovers more loose ends than satisfying conclusions…

Our work with Heritage Open Days

A line of people write on a chart on a table.

We are delivering four workshops for people running Heritage Open Days, to show how to make heritage accessible, and describe what we have discovered during our project.

Learn to make a digital game

If you are aged 13-30, interested in gaming, media, history, storytelling, or want to learn new skills, come and be part of a groundbreaking project exploring history and disability.

The Inheritance of Arthur Knowles

Dr Charles Tuke's flowing handwriting

Maxine uncovers the story of an inmate of Manor House Asylum, Chiswick who may have been suffering from a hereditary degenerative disease. But further digging suggests there may be more to her initial diagnosis…

The long view

Statue of the sphinx surrounded by trees in Chiswich House Gardens

A snapshot of some landmarks in the lives of deaf and disabled people across the world since the 13th century – from oppression to work, education and choice about where to live.