Leeds – the place to be for youth and community folk, March 8 – 10

Hinsley Hall

Over the weekend March 8 -10 the Leeds air will reek with talk of practice and policy, politics and history. With not a corporate sponsor in sight, without a blessing from above, a motley collection of folk passionate about youth and community work will be arguing the toss.

Events kick off with our IDYW conference on the Friday, March 8 at the Burley Lodge Centre – see IDYW March 2013 conference flyer – more details soon.

The Youth & Policy History conference follows quickly in its wake and there are still places available. Latest news is that a further addition to the programme is a symposium on ‘Trade Unionism and Youth and Community Work’. Find below the original calling notice.

History of Youth and Community Conference 8th -10th March 2013

We are delighted to report that the next History of Youth and Community Work Conference will be taking place at the Hinsley Hall, Leeds in March 2013. Therefore we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to join us at the seventh History of Youth and Community Work Study Conference organized by the Editorial Board of the Journal Youth and Policy. This like the others is run on a non-profit basis and despite higher residential costs we have managed to avoid any increase in the price for the third time on the trot.

As with the earlier gatherings it will include a mix of plenary sessions, workshops and ‘surprise’ events. Amongst the plenary speakers will be John Coleman, founder of the Trust for the Study of Adolescence who now teaches at Oxford University and is a member of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Bedfordshire. He has written widely on the nature of adolescence and will be talking on the historical origins and development of this concept. A second plenary speaker will be Graham Crow from the University of Southampton a much published author he will be talking on ‘Social solidarity and the dream of community’. To mark the 50 th anniversary of the death of Lily Montagu the pioneer of girls’ and mixed clubs Jean Spence from Durham University will be speaking on her life and contribution.

All delegates will receive a complimentary copy of the forthcoming Essays on the History of Community and Youth Work being published by Russell House in 2013.

For further information please contact Tracey at  conferences@youthandpolicy.org 

 

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