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Mrs Louise Ryland-Epton

Profile summary

  • Research Student
  • Research Student
  • Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
  • School of Hist, Rel St, Soc, SP&C
  • History
  • louise.ryland-epton

Professional biography

I was awarded an MA with Distinction in History from the Open University in 2016. My MA project focused on a study of Cirencester workhouse under the Old Poor Law.

I am pleased to remain with the Open University for my PhD working with Professor Paul Lawrence and Dr Donna Loftus.  My current research focuses on welfare legislation in a later Georgian context and encompasses developments in local government and the interplay between the national and local state.

Research interests

Poverty and poor relief; Social History; Local History; Political History and Economic History set within the context of the Georgian period.

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