Quakers in Criminal Justice

Winter 2016 Newsletter Download PDF

Editorial

The forthcoming conference in Leeds next February promises to be a very worthwhile event indeed. Judy Kessler from Leeds Area Meeting has been a key organiser of the widely acclaimed Saturday Seminars for some years. Judy has worked tirelessly on the organisation of these events, attracting eminent speakers on an eclectic range of topics, she has elicited interesting discussions by attracting a wide audience base of area meeting friends, professionals, academics and students from nearby Leeds Universities. This year, Judy is undertaking a lead role in organising the QICJ conference and offers us the possibility of benefiting from her excellent track record of hosting theSaturdaySeminars. For the first time, the QICJ conference will be held in Leeds, at Hinsley Hall close to the university and the conference will be open to day visitors so be prepared for some lively, well informed discussions. There will be a distinctive Leeds and Northern flavour to the event with former Leeds MP John Battle, a community team from Chapeltown, and David Whyte, Professor of Sociology from Liverpool University. I very much look forward to seeing you there!

Carmel Schmid
Newsletter editor

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