CIRCY member Professor Lucy Robinson reflects on Indie Rock-a-Nore, a one-day indie pop festival raising money for the suicide prevention charity Grassroots. The theme of CIRCY’s 5th anniversary year is ‘children, young people and the future’. But what does that mean, given growing concern – in the UK and internationally – about young people’s mental health and wellbeing? In … Continue reading Indie Rock-a-Nore
By Anne-Meike Fechter, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology, University of Sussex Image: ‘a local education centre in Cambodia where young volunteers teach English’ Children and young people can be affected by mobility in different ways: migrating with their families, moving independently, or as children ‘left behind’. How their mobility affects their life chances and choices is … Continue reading Between Privilege and Poverty: Experiences of Aid Worker Children
By Elsie Whittington I, like countless other’s welcome and support the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening’s, statement in parliament at the beginning of March which intends make Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) statutory and as such delivered in all primary and secondary schools in England and Wales. Like numerous academics, activists, and educators … Continue reading Supporting Statutory Sex and Relationships Education
Seen But Not Heard? The Spatial, Emotional and Material Sites of Childhood and Youth from Antiquity to Modernity. Blog by Owen Emmerson The Seen But Not Heard conference was held at the University of Sussex on 18-20th January 2017. Its aim was to bring together scholars with interest in childhood and youth from across … Continue reading Seen But Not Heard?