Social Infrastructure & ‘Left Behind Places’


March 20


05:30 pm - 07:30 pm

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Insights North East


The Common Room

Neville Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, GB, NE1 1SE

Join us for the North East book launch of Social Infrastructure and Left Behind Places, and a lively discussion with author, John Tomaney.

Insights North East with the Regional Studies Association is delighted to host this evening event to launch the book Social Infrastructure and Left Behind Places, recently published under the Regional Studies Association’s Policy Book series. Based on a deep place study of Sacriston, a former mining village in County Durham, conducted in partnership with Redhills – the Durham Miners’ Hall, this book examines the making, unmaking and remaking of social infrastructure and set out tasks for policymakers if they are to effectively tackle the issue of ‘left-behindness’.

Join us for a lively discussion with John Tomaney, one of the authors, and a panel of academic and policy experts on what can be done to address the challenges and opportunities this timely research highlights for research, policy and practice. Drinks reception to follow.


Liz Todd, Professor of Educational Inclusion, Newcastle University

Featured Speakers:

Sally Hardy, Outgoing CEO of Regional Studies Association

Alan Kinder, Chief Executive, Regional Studies Association


Julia Heslop, Artist and Research Associate, Newcastle University

Helen Jarvis, Professor of Social Geography Engagement, Newcastle University

Dan Jackson, Director of Policy, Involvement and Stakeholder Affairs, NHS North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board