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Published 28 November 2023

Young competition winners who created the speeches Shakespeare ‘forgot’ to write announced at star-studded West End gala event

Last night (27 November), winners of What You Will, a competition hosted by the charity Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation (CSSF) inviting children and young people to create new speeches for Shakespeare characters, were announced at a gala event at London’s Criterion Theatre.

Published 19 October 2023

New documentary uncovering the lives of children who grew up at London’s Foundling Hospital released

Our documentary film tells the story of the Foundling Hospital and the children who grew up there.

Published 24 October 2022

Black Lives and the Foundling Hospital

From its earliest days, the story of the Foundling Hospital includes glimpses into the lives of foundlings and mothers from black and minority ethnic backgrounds. The vision of founder, Thomas Coram, was that any healthy child should be admitted if there was a bed - ethnicity was not an issue, so it was only occasionally recorded.