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Leading lights of social work

The Social Work History Network (SWHN) recently celebrated its tenth birthday by honouring the work of just some of the influential social reformers and social workers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. A panel of speakers, who themselves have made and continue to make valuable contributions to the social work field, offered accounts of the careers and achievements of a number of ‘leading lights’, from the mid-1800s through to the early twenty-first century.