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Recent News

25 July 2016 The next VSSN Day Seminar will take place at the University of  Birmingham on Tuesday 22 November. Entitled ‘Youth social action: What do we know about young people’s participation?‘, the conference will explore the broad theme of youth social action. If you would like to propose a paper for the day, please submit an abstract of around 250 words and a brief biography by email to Emma Taylor at e.taylor.2@bham.ac.uk no later than 3 August 2016.

21 June 2016 Michael Locke has written a blog post on Maxilla Nursery Centre (1978–2015), highlighting themes of community action and partnership with local authorities. You can find his blog post here.

18 April 2016 The 2016 AGM will take place at 4.30 on 16 May in room 304 of the IHR. This meeting will be immediately followed by the VAHS seminar.

11 February 2016 Andrew Rudd has written a blog post on the lessons we can learn from 18th-century charity. You can find his blog post here.

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Latest Blog Posts

Community building in Notting Hill: online archive for nursery centre by Michael Locke

Charity in the Georgian Era: Lessons for Today? by Andrew Rudd

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If you have any voluntary action-related news or events you would like posted on the VAHS website, please email Kerrie Holloway at k.k.holloway@qmul.ac.uk.