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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.

Oralism & The Royal School for the Deaf, Margate

painting of turreted red building

Nina describes how decisions made at a conference in Milan in 1880 may have harmed the education of deaf children for a century, and describes her own experience of becoming deaf and beginning to learn BSL.

The lucky few

Children in pinafores outside the Royal School for the deaf in Margate

In the late 18th century Reverend Townsend of Bermondsey began raising funds and awareness to create the first education for deaf children who did not come from wealthy homes.

Exploring the past, changing the present

image shows architectural plan for the top of a roof

Moving towards our exhibition at MShed, with help from various organisations in Bristol Grace discusses how an exploration of deaf and disabled lives in the past can positively affect the present.