Project partners

Find out about the organisations involved in The Persistence of the Victorian Prison project.

The Persistence of the Victorian Prison project is based at the University of Birmingham and the University of Bath.

For more information, please see the Project team page or visit the University of Birmingham or University of Bath websites.

The Howard League for Penal Reform

The Howard League for Penal Reform is the oldest penal reform charity in the UK. It was established in 1866 and is named after John Howard, one of the first prison reformers.

This project draws on the Howard League’s wealth of experience, as well as the charity’s archives. We will partner with the Howard League in communicating the outcomes of this research to policymakers and the public.

To find out more, please visit the Howard League website.

Economic and Social Research Council

The Persistence of the Victorian Prison research project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), under grant number ES/T005483/1. The ESRC is the UK’s largest organisation for funding research on economic and social issues.

For more details about the work of the ESRC, please visit the ESRC website.