What is Radical in Youth and Community Work Now?

What is Radical in Youth and Community Work Now?



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Come and join an up-to-the minute discussion of the state of youth and community work practice in the UK and hear papers based on current research from the following contributors:

Sean Murphy, Teeside: National Citizen’s Service: A model for mending youth in ‘broken Britain’?

Graham Bright, York St John: Re-imagining Youth Work as Democratic Struggle

Tania de St Croix, Kings London: What does it mean to be radical in youth work today? The Example of the Voice of Youth Co-op

Jane Melvin, Brighton: The double bind situation: using chat to explore how youth work practice is evolving in a digital age

Jean Hatton, Huddersfield: The Use of Self in a Youth Work Context

Wayne Richards, Worcester: A Silent Revolution: The Trickster as a Autonomous adaptive agent

Nick Shepherd, Centre for Youth Ministry: Doing God in youth work: A critical realist approach to negotiating the complexities and controversies of faith based youth work

Annette Coburn, UWS and Sinead Gormally, Hull: Creating Nexus for Progressive Pedagogy?

Richard Davies, Aberystwyth: On Liberty Of/For the Young

Richard McHugh, Sheffield Hallam: Anarchism and Informal Informal Pedagogy: ‘Gangs’, Difference, Deference

Ian McGimpsey, Birmingham: Post-neoliberal youth policy and its effects on youth service provision: the politics of youth service assemblage


Event date

28 June 2014 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


Newman University Birmingham
Genners Lane
B32 3NT
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Free event for members

Non-member fee: £30.00

Please email events@bera.ac.uk to register.

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