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Culdion Housing Association

  • CH
  • Corporate body
  • 1979-

Culdion Housing Association was established by Scottish Women's Aid in 1979 to provide housing for women who had been the victims of domestic abuse. The aim was to offer accommodation which gave more independence and privacy than Women's Aid refuges, but still offered the support and security of communal living.

Cumbrians Opposed to a Radioactive Environment

  • GB 1534 KM
  • Corporate body
  • 1980-present

Cumbrians Opposed to a Radioactive Environment (CORE) began in 1980 as the Barrow Action Group, to oppose the import of foreign fuel for reprocessing at Sellafield nuclear site. Since then, CORE has widened its campaign to challenge Sellafield’s radioactive sea and air discharges, and the resulting implications to the local environment. CORE is a non-political, non profit-making organisation.

Curtis Brown Group LTD, literary and talent agency, 1899-

  • GB 1534 RM5
  • Corporate body
  • 1899-

Curtis Brown LTD (Curtis Brown Literary and talent Agency) is a literary and talent agency based in London, United Kingdom. It was founded by Albert Curtis Brown in 1899 and has represented many famous figures in the literary and political world throughout the twentieth century. It is now led by Sarah Spear as CEO and has diversified with acting, television and theatre departments.

Daughters of Bilitis

  • GB 1543
  • Corporate body
  • 1955 - c.1971

The Daughters of Bilitis was set up in 1955 by Phyllis Lyon (pseudonym Ann Henderson) and Del Martin in San Francisco. The name 'Bilitis' was taken from a poem written by the French poet, Pierre Louys (1870 -1925), in which Bilitis is described as Sappho's lover on the Isle of Lesbos.
The aim of the women's group was 'for the purpose of promoting the integration of the homosexual in society' firstly through the education of the 'variant, with particular emphasis on the psychological, physiological and sociological aspects, to enable her to understand herself and make her adjustment to society...this to be accomplished by establishing and maintaining as complete a library as possible of both fiction and non-fiction literature on the sex deviant theme; by sponsoring public discussions on pertinent subjects to be conducted by leading members of the legal, psychiatric, religious and other professions; by advocating a mode of behaviour and dress acceptable to society'. Secondly, it aimed to educate 'the public at large through acceptance first of the individual, leading to an eventual breakdown of erroneous taboos and prejudices'. Thirdly, it aimed to participate in research and lastly, to investigate the penal code 'as it pertains to the homosexual.' (Taken from description in cover of <em>The Ladder</em>, the society's monthly publication).

Davenport, John, 1908-1966, critic and book reviewer

  • GB 1534 RM6
  • Person
  • 10/05/1908- 27/06/1966

John Lancelot Agard Bramhall Davenport was born in London, England in 1908. He became known as a critic and book reviewer who wrote for The Observer and The Spectator.
Son of the writer Robert Davenport and the actress Muriel George, he was primarily raised by his grandmother and educated at ST Paul’s and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Following his studies Davenport worked for MGM as a screenwriter with F. Scott Fitzgerald. In 1934 Davenport married Clemency Hale, a painter and set designer and had one child. In the 1940s he taught at Stowe School and worked for the BBC at Bush House as head of the Belgian Section. Following his divorce to Hale, Davenport married Marjorie Morrison and had another child. In the 1960s, he retired to the country and died shortly afterwards.

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