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02 July 2019
On the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the Third Sector Research Centre, this is retrospective view of the Centre's activities so far.
02 May 2019
As part of TSRC's Change in the Making research study, on the 19th March 2019 we hosted a seminar on Collaborative Commissioning. In this blog Elizabeth Cookingham Bailey reflects on the event and its significance.
06 March 2019
The past four decades have been an era of rising expectations that charities can step in to address pressing social problems, but the environment in which they have operated has arguably not always been a conducive one.
25 February 2019
In December 2018, a group of 30 academics and practitioners came together to discuss volunteering and sustainable development – both in the UK and internationally.
13 February 2019
The Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC) at the University of Birmingham celebrate their 10th anniversary
Volunteering and civic engagement: a virtuous circle, but a privileged one?
05 February 2019
Researchers at the University of Birmingham's HSMC & TSRC in collaboration with the CHA and Crystal Blue Consulting led one of the first major studies to explore the role of community hospitals
28 January 2019
Presentation to the Nonprofit Data Virtual Seminar series organised by Alasdair Rutherford at the University of Stirling.
22 January 2019
First major study on community hospitals in England argues that policy makers need to take into account a broader notion of value, focusing equally on social value to patients and communities as on the money.
16 November 2018
TSRC presents papers on a wide range of topics at the annual ARNOVA conference.
15 November 2018
John Mohan discusses non-engagement in voluntary action in the UK, in this TSRC blog.
24 October 2018
The TSRC team are out in force in several transatlantic exchanges over the next month.
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