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13 – 15 March 2015

Youth and Policy

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.

Just fill in the booking form and email it back to us.

Paula Connaughton and Tony Jeffs
Youth and Policy



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