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Researching In, By and For Communities: A Conversation on Knowledge, Social Movements and Really Big Change

Guest Speakers: Darlene E. Clover and Budd Hall

University of Edinburgh and SCUTREA Conference

November 28, 2014, 12:00-14:15

University of Edinburgh

Moray House School of Education

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The recent referendum in Scotland provided evidence and a reminder to those of us interested in communities, social change and knowledge of the depth of the creative knowledge generating capacities of people when they are able to focus on issues that touch their lives. Community activists, scholars, artists, politicians, small and large business folks, musicians, comedians, football players were really engaged in a remarkable series of activities that brought out what the people of Scotland care about.

This grassroots depth of knowledge creation and creativity is the transformative energy that has inspired researchers, higher education and community education practitioners and community organizations to think more about research paradigms that recognize the potential of co-creating knowledge, of the role of knowledge in social movements and the need for changes in our political and educational institutions to enlarge spaces for debating new futures.

National and international networks have arisen over the past few years in support of change, but what does it really mean?

How do we find new ways to collaborate to support the really big changes that our communities, our countries and our tired planet longs for?

This discussion will look at new forms of community university partnerships.


Best wishes,

Thomas Allmer


Dr Thomas Allmer
Lecturer in Social Justice

University of Edinburgh
Moray House School of Education

Institute for Education, Community & Society
+44 131 651 6674



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SRHE Annual Research Conference 7-9 December 2011

Call for Papers & Conference registration

The Society invites contributions for its Annual Research Conference 2011.The Conference theme this year is: Positive Futures for Higher Education: Connections, Communities and Criticality

Download Call for Papers: SRHE Annual Research Conference Research submissions

The Conference welcomes research papers relating to further, higher, undergraduate, postgraduate and professional education in a wide range of research domains.

The Society’s Annual Conference is a truly international event bringing together delegates and contributors from over 35 countries. We hope researchers and scholars from the many forms of higher education globally and in theUKwill contribute to this Conference, stimulating international debate on the way in which higher education is transforming its relations with governments, policymakers, institutions, employers, staff and students.

You are invited to contribute to this debate in a variety of ways: by presenting a paper, sharing in a symposium based on your own and others’ research or scholarly work, including work of a conceptual or theoretical nature, or organising a round table on any aspect of this year’s theme or your own research interests. Empirical and scholarly research from a wide range of perspectives is welcome.

The deadline for submission of proposals is Monday 27 June 2011

This timetable will enable all submitting authors to be notified of papers accepted by 31 July 2011.

We look forward once again to receiving your proposals and to another very successful conference at the Celtic Manor resort inNewport,Wales,UKand I encourage you to submit your work and register for the conference as soon as possible.

Registration by 31 August 2011 will guarantee accommodation at the world famous Celtic Manor resort (rather than adjacent hotels) and attracts important early registration discounts. 

You will find all the information you need on making a submission on the Conference website http://srhe

Conference registration is now open.

If you have any additional enquiries please email the Society at

We hope that you will contribute a paper and participate in this conference and look forward to seeing you in December.

SRHE Newer Researchers’ Conference 6-7 December 2011

The SRHE Newer Researchers’ Conference on the same theme will take place at the Celtic Manor one day in advance of the Annual Research Conference.

This is an excellent event for postgraduate students and newer researchers, providing the opportunity to present research work in a nurturing environment and participate in a number of seminars and discussions. The Call for Papers for this Conference will be issued shortly and the timetable for submissions and registration are later for this smaller conference.

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Helen Perkins, Director, Society for Research into Higher Education, 44 Bedford Row, London WC1R  4LL, Tel +44 (0) 20 7447 2525, fax +44 (0) 20 7447 2526, email: SRHE:

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