U3A Research Projects
Research conducted by members of the University of the Third Age (U3A).
2019/20 | Normansfield and the Written Word: Correspondence and Newspapers.
Project to start Autumn 2019
Research covered the following: the farm, electric lighting, the laundry, musical instruments, weaving, photography and kitchen supplies.
This project researched a series life stories of staff who worked at Normansfield. Staff duties were very wide-ranging and included chaplains, governesses, medical/care staff, farm workers, maintenance staff and teachers.
A research project that explored the history of Normansfield’s buildings and the development of the site from 1868.
Where were long stay institutions and asylums for people with learning disabilities in the 19th and 20th centuries located in London and the Home Counties? How were they founded? How did they compare with each other and with Normansfield? How did living conditions and quality of care compare?