One Hundred Years of Youth and Community Work Education: A Celebration!


One Hundred Years of Youth and Community Work Education: A Celebration!

Thursday 8th October, YMCA George Williams College, London

A day conference followed by celebratory drinks reception

Thursday 8th October witnesses the centenary of the opening session of the United Kingdom’s first full-time professional youth work training course. Organised by the National Organisation of Girls’ Club (now UKYouth) it met at Bedford College, London. To celebrate this historic occasion Youth and Policy is organising a day conference focussing not only on the origins and development of professional training but the current state of provision and future prospects. Amongst those contributing will be some who played a crucial role in the development of current provision.

10.00 – 10.30 Registration and coffee
10.30 – 10.40 Welcome – Lesley Buckland (Conference Chair)
10.40 – 11.10 Origins of youth work training in UK andelsewhere – Tony Jeffs
11.10 – 12.00 Albemarle and the emergence of modern youth and community education – Alan Gibson and Tom Wylie
12.00 – 12.45 The chequered history of community workeducation – Marg Mayo
12.45 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.00 Does youth and community work education have a future? – Mark Smith
14.00 – 15.00 Workshops followed by 15.00 – 16.00 The future of youth and community education.
Discussion led by a panel including: Lesley Buckland, Shelley Marsh, Jon Ord, Keith Popple, Sue Robertson, Jane Melvin.
16.15 – 18.00 Drinks reception (sponsored by TAG/PALCYW)

The event is supported by UKYouth, YMCA George Williams College and TAG/PALCYW.

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100 YEARS OF YOUTH & COMMUNITY WORK – Flyer, please circulate

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