Colin Rochester
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  • United Kingdom

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Title and full name (usually known by)
Colin Rochester
Job title or role
Honorary Research Fellow
Name of Centre/Department/Institute/Organisation
Department of Social Policy and Education
Birkbeck College
University of London
Events hosted by your organisation (AGMs; Conferences; other)
workshops and seminars
Research interests & work-in-progress
Community Sector Organisations
History of Voluntary Action

Co-Editor with David Horton Smith and Robert Stebbings of A HANDBOOK ON VOLUNTEERING AND NONPROFIT MEMBERSHIP ASSOCIATIONS to be published in 2014

Working on a book provisionally entitled RETHINKING VOLUNTARY ACTION
Other involvement with the voluntary sector
Academic Adviser to Institute of Volunteering Research
Practice Papers Editor, Voluntary Sector Review
Member of the Steering Groups of the VSSN
Member of the Planning Group of the National Coalition for Independent Action
Key publications since 2005
Understanding the Roots of Voluntary Action (edited with George Campbell Gosling, Alison Penn and Meta Zimmeck) Sussex Academic Press, 2011

Volunteering and Society in the 21st Century (with Angela Ellis Paine and Steven Howlett) published by Palgrave on 16th October 2009

Colin Rochester's Blog

New Research Consultancy

With Meta Zimmeck and Bill Rushbrooke I have formed a research consultancy called Practical Wisdom R2Z.Our first major project was a summative evaluation of the Compact for the Commission for the Compact before it was culled by the Coalition government. Our report Use it or Lose it can be found on the Third Sector Research Centre's website.

Posted on September 27, 2011 at 11:12

My personal news

I am now working on a critical review of theory and practice in the voluntary and community sector provisionally entitled Rethinking Voluntary Action and will be a co-editor with David Horton Smith and Robert Stebbings of a Handbook on Volunteering and Nonprofit Membership Associations which is scheduled for publication in 2014.
I have also left Roehampton University after 12 years and have become an Honorary Research Fellow at Birkbeck College since 1st July.

Posted on July 7, 2011 at 15:30

The history of voluntary action

With George Campbell Gosling, Alison Penn and Meta Zimmeck I have just signed up with Sussex Academic Press to produce an edited book based on contributions to the last Voluntary Action History Society International Conference. The book will be published in March 2011 under the title Understanding the Roots of Voluntary Action: Historical perspectives on current social policy.

Posted on March 12, 2010 at 16:25

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