SPA Conference 2023: First Plenary Speakers Announced

This year’s SPA conference will held at the University of Nottingham from the 5th to the 7th of July. The conference and accommodation will be completely on the University campus in very attractive surroundings. We are now able to announce the first set of speakers for the conference. Following the developing tradition of recent years, we will have a panel discussion on the conference theme to open the conference. This year the panel speakers will be: Emma Wincup – Joseph Rowntree FoundationJoanna Mack – Editor of Journal of Poverty and Social JusticeAlison Garnham – Child Poverty Action GroupProf. Nasar Meer – University of EdinburghGregory Thwaites – Resolution FoundationShabna Begum – Runneymede FoundationOur first keynote plenary will be delivered on the second day:Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, University of Oxford. The title of his session will be – Social Policies for a Shattered SocietyConference registration is now open:, there will be a formal meal (first night) and a barbeque (second night).The theme of the conference is a reflection on inequalities, which is a key issue at the current time, and asking ourselves what is the role for Social Policy? Abstract submissions for individual papers and also for symposia, which can be submitted at submission closes Monday 17 April 2023.

Read full conference information here.

Text adapted from a message authored by Dr. Lee Gregory (joint SPA Conferences portfolio lead).