Seminar 2 Blogs

Welfare wonderings: Take-home messages from five speakers

A guest blog post by Stef Banstead. I had the pleasure of attending the second Welfare Imaginaries conference on Tuesday 26th September. Somehow I had missed the first one in June, but I am definitely going to book a place for the third and final seminar. The December seminar is on the future of the… Continue reading Welfare wonderings: Take-home messages from five speakers

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Seminar 2 Blogs

The attack of austerity meets with resistance, persistence and unity

A guest blog post by Kate Anderson. Getting to grips with the current state of welfare does not sound a particularly cheerful prospect, especially given the depth of the problems and the numerous ways people are struggling with today’s benefits system. But, I came away from a seminar on this topic feeling hopeful and armed… Continue reading The attack of austerity meets with resistance, persistence and unity

Seminar 2 Blogs

Reflections on Seminar Two: Taking stock of the present

A blog post by the series organisers: Kim Allen, Sara De Benedictis, Kayleigh Garthwaite, Tracey Jensen, and Ruth Patrick Our second seminar in the Welfare Imaginaries series took place in Liverpool on the 25th September. We met at the same time and in the same city as the Labour Party Conference, at which Margaret Greenwood… Continue reading Reflections on Seminar Two: Taking stock of the present

Seminar 2 Blogs

Reflections from Welfare Imaginaries: considering the value of coming together in order to affect change

A guest blog post by Tracey Herrington, Thrive You always wonder whether attendance and presenting at events is ‘best use of your time’ – I often ask myself will my attendance make a difference? Will people find something useful or interesting in what I have to say? Will I glean any insight/inspiration from any of the… Continue reading Reflections from Welfare Imaginaries: considering the value of coming together in order to affect change