Origins and effects of the Liberal Reforms

This revision podcast presents an overview of the Liberal Reforms in Britain.

The episode begins with an explanation of the situation before the reforms, and why they were introduced.  Reference is made to social research at the time, key politicians, the impact of the Boer War, Britain’s industrial situation, and the effect of voting reforms in the late 19th Century.

The podcast then goes on to explain what the reforms did to improve life for four key groups – children, old people, the unemployed, and workers.  Finally, advice and examples are given for writing a balanced answer on how successful (or unsuccessful) the Liberal Reforms were.

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7 Responses to Origins and effects of the Liberal Reforms

  1. Ayesha says:

    Dear Mr Allsop,

    I’am teaching liberal reforms (edexcel SHP -medicine and treatment) and wanted some inspiration. Do you have any ideas/ppts to make this topic interesting?
    Many thanks in advance ,

    • Mr Allsop says:

      Hi Ayesha,
      I haven’t taught the Liberal Reforms for a few years (and have never taught SHP) so I’m afraid I’m not really much help. I do remember that my favourite ‘hook’ was to bring in Rowntree-branded sweets, though. The students always remembered Seebohm Rowntree after that 🙂

      • Ayesha says:

        Many thanks for your speedy response!
        With best wishes,

  2. Sally says:

    Do you have any podcasts on Russia?

  3. Marcus Maddock says:

    fantastic information however in my opinion the music is a bit distracting

    • mrallsop says:

      Hi Marcus
      I’m currently working through the podcasts to create versions without background music – check back in a few weeks to download a free copy.

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