LSE Library presents Remembering the 1970 Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act, Online


Price: Free


Graphic with Text 'Social Revolution 1970: Alf Morris and Disability Activism ' with 3 images graded in blue of Alf Morris M.P., an audio symbol and mobility symbol from the 1970s.

An event to mark the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act with a personal view of Alf Morris, the MP who put the private members’ bill before Parliament.

This event considers Alf Morris’ involvement in this Act and his work on behalf of people with disabilities, with perspectives on the legacy of the Act, and how debates and public awareness around disability have changed in the years since it was passed. It is with Miro Griffiths (@Mirogriffiths) is Leverhulme Fellow in Disability Studies at the University of Leeds, Gareth Millward (@MillieQED) is Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at the University of Warwick and Gill Morris (@Gill_Morris), founder of Connect Communications and the daughter of Alf Morris.

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This event is linked to an online exhibition: A Modern Magna Carta: Alf Morris and the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 

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