In 2018, three of our members conducted research into people with learning disabilities from Oxfordshire in the First World War and the conditions that such people would have lived in during that period. Our members worked closely with Professor Lee Humber, a learning disability historian from the Ruskin College.

Our research team (1st phase)

During their research they visited lots of important historical sites and archives. The research uncovered lots of new information about what life was like for people with learning disabilities who fought in the First World War. It even identified individual soldiers who were known to have learning disabilities in several regiments, including the Labour Corp.

Our research team (2nd phase)

In 2019, the second phase of the project began with a new group of young people. Over the last two years, they have visited museums, archives and historical locations across the UK. 

On Remembrance Day 2020, they released their online exhibition, and their easy read report and full report

If you are interested in taking part in our research or want to find out more, let us know below.

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