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In the early 20th century the Rowntree family in York looked with hope and optimism towards an ordered world of social justice and peace. Nowhere was their vision better exemplified than in New Earswick. But many of their dreams were shattered by the chaos of the Great War that changed the course of their aspirations for decades to come. This lecture will explore some of the visionary ideas of the Rowntree family in the years leading up to World War One.
Dr Morris came to the Rowntree Society in 2009 after a career in higher education, with a interest in medieval European languages and the history of religion.
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