First Thoughts – Gaskell House

edlab Project Blog: Kate Hedges


When first  hearing about the edlab project I was excited and a little bit nervous to be involved in a project based education team, as I have never done anything like this before.  I enjoy practical tasks and hands on involvement in things in general. Edlab provides me with the opportunity to do something different while studying for my degree.

I am a Manchester girl and lived in the surrounding area of  Gaskell House but never knew it existed until recently. I have studied Manchester and The City as one of my units and I focused on inspiring women from Manchester from past to present. I am very proud to be working with the historical home of Elizabeth Gaskell and the connotations behind her name and what she stood for has helped society progress in equal rights for women and the working class today. Two subjects very close to my…

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