Skinner, Annie

First name/s: Annie
Last name: Skinner
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Date of birth: 30/09/1952
Year of birth: 1952

Life before Ruskin

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Two children, Ben and Emily

Work: Student nurse (1972), Coordinator Oxford Women’s Aid Refuge (1970s)

Politics/Trade union activity: ACTSS (T&GWU) Labour Party member,  Oxford Anti-Fascist Committee

Trade Union membership (at time of entry to Ruskin)

Life at Ruskin

Dates at Ruskin: 1979-1981

Source of funding: Local Authority Discretionary Grant

Campaigns/political activity:

Oxford Students’ Trade Union Liaison Committee (OSTULC), Convener Oxford Steel Workers Strike Committee, President RSU

Subjects studied at Ruskin: Social Work


Qualification: Certificate in Qualified Social Work, Diploma in Applied Social Studies

Life after Ruskin


PhD – Oxford Brookes University 2003


Social worker (1981-1992) Oxfordshire County Council, OBU lecturer and health care researcher, historian

Politics/trade union activity:

NALGO, Oxford Trades Council, Oxford East Labour Party

Family: Married John Skinner 1985.  Daughter Elsie b. 1990.

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Year of death: 0

Achievements / Publications

‘Growing old in Oxford 1930-1960’, unpublished PhD (2003)
Cowley Road, A history, Signal Books (2005) (reissued 2008)

‘Unearthing the past: an exploration into the people behind the development of a Victorian suburb’,  Family and Community History, Vol 123, 2 pp 84-100, (2009)

‘What price democracy and justice?’ A study of the politics of protest and planning, Planning Perspectives, 23 (April 2008) pp 171-196.

‘Last Call Before the Undertaker: A community’s perceptions of the local workhouse before and after the inception of the welfare state’ Family and Community History, Vol 8, 2, pp 123-142 (2005).

Local tours for Oxford Preservation Trust, Open Doors Programme from September 2009

Hidden and Forgotten Histories in Victorian east Oxford: a walk to discover a nineteenth century streetscape and the hidden histories of an east Oxford suburb, visiting Victorian establishments to hear the stories behind these landmarks.

Patient Pathways in Victorian Oxford: a walk to visit the 19th century landscape of poverty and health care, to discover what happened to people needing medical care in Victorian Oxford. 




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Annie Skinner

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