Category Archives: Colin Rochester

A Different Kind of Conference: some reflections from Colin Rochester, one of the founders of the VAHS

Those who haven’t taken part in any of the six previous international conferences on the history of voluntary action may not be expecting the distinctive experience of the seventh event scheduled for the University of Liverpool in July 2020. Yes, … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking About Voluntary Action and Its History

In this month’s blog post, Colin Rochester introduces a journal which will take the study of voluntary action in a new direction. A group of academics and practitioners –and some who combine both roles– have decided to do something about their … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace Triangle Project: Studying Voluntary and Community Action in Crystal Palace

Colin Rochester was the founding Chair of the Voluntary Action History Society and is a founding partner of the Practical Wisdom R2Z Research Consultants. He has worked in and with the voluntary sector for over forty years. Why on earth have my … Continue reading

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