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Department of Social Policy 2013-14 Centenary Lectures

In the academic year 2013-14, the department celebrated the centenary of its establishment as Barnett House in 1914. Initially independent from the University, Barnett House moved into a closer relationship with the University and eventually became a department.
We celebrated – and continue to celebrate - 100 years of rich history: Barnett House has played a significant part in many of the key debates in the history of voluntary endeavor, social policy, and social research in Britain. Alumni have held or hold prestigious positions in academia, the professions and public service, nationally and internationally. Throughout the year, we held a number of events, including a special Centenary Seminar Series and the Centenary Alumni Lecture, which are available on this page.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Parenting then and now: Has support policy and practice kept up with the evidence? Stephen Scott, Institute of Psychiatry, King' College, London, gives a talk as part of the Centenary seminar series in Hilary Term 2014, celebrating 100 years of social enquiry at Oxford University's Department of Social Policy and Intervention. Stephen Scott 12 Aug 2015
2 Creative Commons How to reduce global homicide rates by 70 percent: Learning from past successes to inform future policies Manuel Eisner, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, gives a talk as part of the Centenary seminar series in Hilary Term 2014, celebrating 100 years of social enquiry at Oxford University's Department of Social Policy and Intervention. Manuel Eisner 12 Aug 2015
3 Creative Commons Recurring themes in the history of social work: where to now? Ann Buchanan, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, gives a talk as part of the Centenary seminar series in Hilary Term 2014, celebrating 100 years of social enquiry at Oxford University's Department of Social Policy and Intervention. Ann Buchanan 12 Aug 2015
4 The EU and national welfare: The shifting boundaries of solidarity Maurizio Ferrera, Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Milan, gives a talk as part of the Centenary seminar series in Hilary Term 2014. Maurizio Ferrera 03 Jun 2015
5 Constructing unemployment: Historical perspectives Noel Whiteside, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick, gives a talk as part of the Centenary seminar series in Hilary Term 2014, celebrating 100 years of social enquiry at Oxford University's Department of Social Policy and Intervention. Noel Whiteside 03 Jun 2015
6 Lessons from history? Charity, mutual aid and the origins of the 'Big Society Bernard Harris, School of Applied Social Sciences, University of Strathclyde, gives a talk as part of the Centenary seminar series in Michaelmas Term 2013. Bernard Harris 03 Jun 2015
7 Barnett House Centenary Reunion Weekend Keynote Lecture Magdalena Sepulveda, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, gives the keynote lecture for the Department of Social Policy and intervention Barnet House Centenary Weekend. Magdalena Sepulveda 14 Jul 2014
8 Creative Commons A brief history of randomised controlled trails in education (over the last 100 years) Professor Carole Torgerson, Durham University, gives a talk as part of the Centenary seminar series in Michaelmas Term 2013, celebrating 100 years of social enquiry at Oxford University's Department of Social Policy and Intervention. Carole Torgerson 26 Feb 2014
9 Creative Commons Warfare and the welfare state: causal mechanisms and effects Professor Herbert Obinger, University of Bremen, gives a talk as part of the Centenary seminar series in Michaelmas Term 2013, celebrating 100 years of social enquiry at Oxford University's Department of Social Policy and Intervention. Herbert Obinger 26 Feb 2014
10 Creative Commons Using social science research to influence policy: the case of the family justice system Ceridwen Roberts, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, gives a talk as part of the Centenary seminar series in Michaelmas Term 2013, celebrating 100 years of social enquiry at Oxford University's Department of Social Policy and Invervention. Ceridwen Roberts 26 Feb 2014
11 Knowledge and humility in social work: learning from past mistakes Professor Eileen Munro, Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science, gives a talk as part of the Centenary seminar series in Michaelmas Term 2013. Eileen Munro 26 Feb 2014
12 Creative Commons Barnett House: a hundred years of research policy and practice George Smith, Teresa Smith, Liz Peretz, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, gave a lecture as part of the Centenary seminar series in Michaelmas Term 2013. George Smith, Teresa Smith, Elizabeth Peretz 26 Feb 2014