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CPAG: Witness Seminars

CPAG representatives on a demo in London with bannerCPAG representatives on a demo in London. Image (c) Simon Oosterman, used with permission


As part of the Child Poverty Action Group project led by Professor Pat Thane, ICBH held two witness seminars about the CPAG. The seminars were both recorded and the transcripts are now made available. ICBH had previously held two other seminars on CPAG, and there are details and links to the published transcripts below.


For more information on the project please email Dr Ruth Davidson,

Witness Seminars:

CPAG in the 1990s and 2000s, 1 June 2015, 2-5pm

Witnesses included: Jonathan Bradshaw, John Veit-Wilson, Fran Bennett, Peter Wiles, Sally Witcher, Martin Barnes, David Bull, Carey Oppenheim, Kate Green, Paul Dornan. They discussed their memories and experiences, and audience members also contributed and asked questions. 

available online here

CPAG in the 1980s, January 2015

available online here.

The Formation of the Child Poverty Action Group in the 1960s

This seminar was held in 1993 and published in Contemporary Record 9:3, 1995.

''The Poor Get Poorer Under Labour': the validity and effects of CPAG’s campaign in the 1970s

This seminar was held in 2000 and published by ICBH in 2003.

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