Imagining Regulation Differently - How can academia work effectively with communities to bring about positive change?

28 January 2020, 4.00 PM - 28 January 2020, 7.00 PM

The Station, Silver Street, Bristol, BS1 2AG

An evening of academic-community discussion, a panel event, community performances and free food and drinks from Papadeli and Somali Kitchen. The event is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about how academia can work effectively with communities to bring about positive change. 

You are warmly invited to the launch of Imagining Regulation Differently edited by Morag McDermont, Tim Cole, Janet Newman and Angela Piccini.

The book introduces the results of a 5-year collaboration between English and Welsh community organisations and the Universities of Bristol and Cardiff exploring how regulation can both constrain and further engagement in decision-making. The Connected Communities research programme started from the point that people and communities excluded from decision-making have the expertise, experience and creativity to be politically productive.

This community event offers a chance to watch a number of original films and performances that came out of the research, as well as hear a panel of community activists, artists and academics involved with the programme discuss how universities and communities can work better together to make positive change, including a novel reading, songs and spoken word poetry from project, ‘Life Chances’, led by Debbie Watson, Professor In Child and Family Welfare at the School for Policy Studies.

Find out more about the book here:

The event is also to celebrate our Connected Communities book series (

Drop in anytime between 16:00 and 17:30 for this lively event to celebrate the fantastic collaborations, to question and to challenge.

***Free drinks and snacks will be served***

There will have copies of this book and others from the Connected Communities series available to browse and purchase at special discounts.

Tickets are free but please register to secure your place.

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