Pioneering women

Brook, Helen (7 of 10) National Life Story Collection: Leaders of National Life

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:29:23

  • Shelf mark

    C408/014

  • Subjects

    Women's Movement

  • Recording date

    1990-08-10, 1990-09-10, 1990-16-10

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's home and Fawcett Library, London

  • Interviewees

    Brook, Helen 1907-1997 (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Abrams, Rebecca (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 7: Religion and family planning; politics and family planning; H.B.'s position on feminism and women's rights and availability of contraception. Education of her own daughters. Philosophy behind Brook Advisory Centres - anti single-parent families; anti-abortion; belief in sanctity of married life and family life; belief in moral responsibility. 1960: Whitfield Street: The Young People's Advisory Centre. John Trusted of the Ionian Bank gives £15,000 to setting up of Brook Advisory Centre. 1961: decision made to invent BAC. 1962: opening first clinic in Dawes St. Public reaction and personal sense of achievement.

  • Description

    Life story interview with the late family planning adviser and the founder of the Brook Advsiory Centres for Young People, Helen Brook (1907-1997)

  • Related transcripts

    Helen Brook interviewed by Rebecca Abrams: full transcript of the interview

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