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.
The next lecture is taking place Thursday 11th November, 4pm – 5pm, on The Care Crisis, presented by Emma Dowling, Assistant Professor for the Sociology of Social Change at the University of Vienna. Book your place now.
Dowling will discuss 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 will explore the structural dynamics of the care crisis and discuss the potential and limits of current strategies to fix it.
The first lecture in the series, “Back to the Future? Voluntary Action, the State and Welfare Provision”, presented by Angela Ellis Paine, University of Birmingham, and Georgine Brewis, University College London, looked at what history might tell us about the future role of the VCSE in welfare provision. You can view the recording of the lecture on our YouTube channel.
If you have ideas for future lectures, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org