ESRC/TSRC Policy Seminar in collaboration with Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisations (GMCVO)

28 Jun 2012 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

‘Working with the Grassroots: Learning from Community Organisers, Community Development & Community Engagement’ 

This seminar is free to attend but places are limited and registration is required. If you wish to attend, please email the ESRC Knowledge Exchange Team ( '+'' + ''; // --> ) by Friday 22nd June 2012.


10.00               Registration

10.30               Welcome – Morning Chair: Chris Ford, Newcastle University Business                              School 

10.40               Academic Presentation – Angus McCabe, Senior Research Fellow,                                 TSRC 

11.00               Academic Presentation – Professor Marilyn Taylor, Emeritus Professor,                           University of the West of England 

11.20               Q&A                       

12.00              Lunch 

12.45               Introduction to afternoon session – Afternoon Chair: Stephen Little,                                 GMCVO 

12.50               Community Activist Perspectives

·       Peter Firth, the Mosses Centre

·       Dennis Minnis


13.15               Group discussion

14.00               Panel Session:

·       Chris Ford, Newcastle University Business School

·       Jess Steele, Locality

·       Chris Thean, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

·       Pamela Ball, Wigan and Leigh CVS


14.20               Group Discussion Feedback, Q&A and Open Discussion

 14.40               Academics’ response

14.50               Chair Summary & Close

GMCVO, St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, Manchester, M12 6FZ
FREE but places limited