Stench! Homeschooling Public Health in Victorian England

Monday, April 27th, 2020

Stench! Homeschooling Public Health in Victorian England

This eighth episode in the special series of Histories of the Unexpected Homeschooling explores STENCH and Public Health in Victorian England. The Unexpected History of STENCH is all about personal hygiene and the marketing of smelling nice in 1950s USA; the holocaust and use of napalm during the Vietnam war, stinkiness in the medieval world, and of course nineteenth-century disease and public health. James and Sam explore discuss Public Health Reforms in Victorian Britain, including Edwin Chadwick’s 1842 Report on the Sanitary Conditions of the Labouring Population, and look out for recipes to make your own stink bombs!

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