Those They Called Idiots: Learning Disabilities in History

In Regular|20 April 2023|By Roasmund Oats

explores how learning disabilities were perceived and treated from the 18th to the 20th centuries.

Dr Jarrett has worked with people with learning disabilities and autism for many years, and now advises local authorities and the NHS on improving services. His latest book, Those They Called Idiots:  The Idea of the Disabled Mind 1700-Present (2020), explores ideas of intelligence, race and disability.

This talk has BSL interpretation and pre-recorded captions and was a collaboration with Manchester City Council and Archives + <external link:>

an image from the 18th century showing 3 men poking each other.