Project ID788
DescriptionCharlotte Despard: “A misfit, a rebel and a legend” While Charlotte Despard is well known for her work as a suffragist, her work with the poor is less recognised. Despard left her upper middle-class life and home in Esher, Surrey to move to one of the most deprived areas of London and improve the lives of the people that lived there. She helped make fundamental changes to regulations surrounding outdoor relief and improved the lives of those in workhouses. Her legacy of change was monumental.
TopicSocial history
TypeU3A-led research (SLP)
U3ANone
Organization/partnerNone
Year started2018
Source of referenceCitizens 800 website - see below
OutputNone known
DocumentNone
NotesThis is one of number of SLPs linked to the Citizens project at Royal Holloway College - see file card 547 for details
See  www.citizens.org/U3A  for more information