In the 60th anniversary year of the publication of William Beveridge's Voluntary Action: A Report on the Methods of Social Advance, a symposium will be held to re-evaluate the ideas contained in the report and reassess its impact on the UK and other countries in the British World, especially Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Speakers include Jose Harris, Nick Deakin, Frank Prochaska, Pat Thane, Melanie Oppenheimer, Jill Roe, Margaret Tennant, Peter Elson, Paul Smyth, Dan Weinbren and Karl Wilding. The symposium is convened by Associate Professor Melanie Oppenheimer, University of Western Sydney, Dr Frank Bongiorno, Menzies Centre for Australian Studies and Georgina Brewis, Voluntary Action History Society.
The symposium will be held on 27-28 November 2008 at the Downer Room, Australian High Commission, London.
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