Y&P History of Youth and Community Conference 13th – 15th March 2015



We are delighted to announce that the seventh History of Youth and Community Work Study Conference will be taking place at Hinsley Hall, Leeds in March 2015.

As with the earlier gatherings, it will include a mix of plenary sessions, workshops and ‘surprise’ events.  Amongst the plenary speakers will be Michael Snape from Birmingham University,  a well-known historian of Christianity and war in the modern world. His talk is titled ‘Barclay Baron: A settlement worker goes to war’.  A second plenary speaker will be Carol Dyhouse from the University of Sussex, a social historian and much published author, who will be talking on ‘Girl Trouble: Panic in the History of Young Women’.  The speakers for the third plenary will be Sarah Banks and Andrea Armstrong from Durham University.  Their presentation will review the lessons and legacies of the Community Development Projects of the 1970s.  Symposiums are also planned on the history of Community and Youth Work Education and Training and on the Historical Development of Youth Work Curricula.

The breadth of workshops is always impressive covering an enormous range of topics linked to the history of youth work, adult education and community work. As before some of these will focus on the historical development of practice in countries outside the UK.

We hope that this conference will be once again a relaxed gathering of enthusiasts keen to talk to and learn from each other.

Please find the booking form attached and please do circulate throughout your networks.

Yours sincerely,

Paula Connaughton and Tony Jeffs

Youth and Policy




History of Youth & Community Work Conference online booking form (1)


And don’t forget that in a piece of sublime planning the 2015 In Defence of Youth Work conference will take place in Leeds on Friday, March 13 prior to the History of Y&C event. Can you afford to be anywhere else in the country?!

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