On Saturday 15th September, members, researchers and interested members of the public came together at University College London's Institute of Education for a day of talks and discussions exploring the many histories of Woodcraft Folk. The event celebrated the move of our archive materials to the institute and opened up conversations which we're sure will continue as we move towards our centenary in 2025.
The presentations and Q&As were recorded so if you were unable to join us, or just want to refresh your memory if you were there, you can now listen back at your own convinience. The recordings are hosted on UCL's website and the day is divided into individual presentations and sessions. Just click on the title below to be taken to the relevant recording.
- Welcome, Introductions and Outline for the Day
- Progressive Cultures in Inter-War Britain—Situating Leslie Paul – Dr. Annebella Pollen
- Woodcraft, the International Union of Socialist Youth and New Scouting in Germany after the First World War - Dr Susanne Rappe-Weber
- Q & A with Dr. Annebella Pollen and Dr Susanne Rappe-Weber
- The Woodcraft Folk Archives - IOE Library Archives
- Socialism, Eugenics and the Woodcraft Folk in the inter-war years – Rich Palser
- It Was Natural for Youth to be rebels - The Woodcraft Folk, the British labour movement and autonomy of youth movements - Dr Andrew Flinn
- Q & A with Rich Palser and Andrew Flinn
- Blue Skies: The Woodcraft Folk, Sussex and Landscape – Forging New Spaces in Old Woods - Suzanne Joinson
- Woodcraft Folk and World Citizenship- Professor Douglas Bourn
- Q & A with Suzanne Joinson and Professor Douglas Bourn
- Final Reflections, Observations and Close