Five Years On: The Social Science Centre AGM, 2016

The Social Science Centre will be holding its Annual General Meeting on 7th May at Croft Street Community Centre, Lincoln, LN2 5AX, from 11 am to 4 pm. (map)

The first part of the meeting will be taken up with business matters as well as financial reporting. Lunch will be provided.

After lunch we will be looking at recent research on co-operative higher education: Beyond Private and Public: A Framework for Co-operative Higher Education. This research was carried out by Mike Neary and Joss Winn, and funded by the Independent Social Research Foundation.

Please see minutes from last year’s AGM


11.00 – 12.30  Social Science Centre (SSC) Annual General Meeting


  1. Approve Minutes
  2. Matters Arising
  3. Review SSC Constitution
  4. SSC financial report
  5. Proposed new SSC in Manchester
  6. AOB

12.30 – 1.30 Lunch

1.30 – 3.30 Beyond Private and Public: A Framework for Co-operative Higher Education. Mike and Joss to present this research followed by a discussion of how the outcomes of this research might be taken up by the SSC as a model for its future development.

3.30 – 4.00 Review the day and close.

Agenda for our 4th AGM

Here’s the Agenda for Saturday’s AGM. In addition to our previously advertised speakers, we’re lucky to have Angela Porter joining us from Lincolnshire Co-operative Development Agency.

Download the Agenda.

Social Science Centre, Annual General Meeting, 16 May 2015

Croft Street Community Centre, Croft Street/Baggholme Road, Lincoln LN2 5AX

Morning: Co-operative business (11:00am–12:30pm)

  • Opening of the day & review of previous AGM minutes/actions
  • SSC financial report
  • Report on courses (Know-How: Do-It-Ourselves Higher Education) and information about upcoming curriculum design workshops + activities/events
  • Any other business

Lunch (12:30–1:00pm)                                                                                    

Bring and share!

Afternoon: Talks and discussions (1:00–4:00pm)

1:00–1:15pm     Co-ops – It’s all about the people

Bob Cannell, Suma Co-op


1:45-2:00pm     Co-operatives in the East Midlands

Angela Porter, Lincolnshire Co-operative Development Agency


2:30–2:45pm    The history & archive of the Lincolnshire Co-op & the place of education

Andrew Jackson, Bishop Grosseteste University


3:15–3:30pm    Informal education and the free university

Tony Jeffs, Durham University


4:00pm                Closing

Let us know…

If you are planning to come with children or would like to talk to us about help with childcare and children’s activities on the day, please contact the Childcare Working Group through

If you have any other needs we can be aware of when organising the day, please also get in touch.

3rd Annual General Meeting

3rd birthday

As previously minuted, the SSC AGM will be held on Saturday May 24th from 12-3pm at the Grandstand Community Centre, Carholme Road, Lincoln [map].

The draft agenda is as follows:

  1. Review of the SSC values and principles, aims and purposes, with reference to the SSC Constitution.
  2. Social Science Imagination course planning
  3. Financial report
  4. AOB

You do not have to be a member of our co-operative to attend. Everyone is very welcome, including parents with children.