Our Academic Perspectives Lecture series aims to link VCSE practitioners to academic ideas and evidence. The lectures feature leading academic thinkers on topics that are relevant for the VCSE sector and voluntary action. Hosted online, the format will combine a 30-minute lecture followed by an opportunity to ask questions. These lectures are a great opportunity to explore new ideas and evidence conveniently from the comfort of your own computer.
The series aims to give voluntary sector audiences and policymakers an opportunity to step back from day-to-day concerns and think more broadly about topics and ideas that can inform everyday practice.
On Thursday 11th November, Emma Dowling, Assistant Professor for the Sociology of Social Change at the University of Vienna, spoke about the ways in which austerity, marketisation and financialisation have exacerbated a deep-reaching care crisis.
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and the recent government announcement of plans for a new ‘health and social care levy’, we explored the structural dynamics of the care crisis and discussed the potential and limits of current strategies to fix it.
The recording of the lecture is available on our YouTube Channel.
The next lecture in the series ‘The Good Glow: Making Use of the Hidden Power of Charity’ will be presented by Jon Dean, Associate Professor in Politics and Sociology at Sheffield Hallam University. Find out more and book your place here.
If you have suggestions for future lectures please contact firstname.lastname@example.org