Newcastle Book Launch Sheds Light on Rejuvenating Left-Behind Places, March 20, 2024

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‘Social Infrastructure and Left Behind Places’ Book Launch at Neville Hall

Our trusted sources have informed us about an exclusive book release event to occur on 20th March 2024 at The Common Room Neville Hall, in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. The book in focus, ‘Social Infrastructure and Left Behind Places’, is the latest addition to the Regional Studies Association’s renowned Policy Book series.

Insights from Sacriston’s Social Infrastructure

The book presents an in-depth exploration of Sacriston, a former mining community in County Durham. Part of an extensive study, it navigates the creation, dissolution, and rebuilding of the village’s social infrastructure. It intends to be a handy guide for policymakers, enlightening them with strategies to tackle the issue of ‘left-behindness’ faced by similar communities.

Book Launch Organisers

Insights North East, in partnership with the Regional Studies Association and Redhills – the Durham Miners’ Hall, is organising this fascinating book launch event. One of the book’s authors, John Tomaney, will spearhead the discussion.

Esteemed Panelists for the Event

The incredible panel includes:

  • Liz Todd, Professor of Educational Inclusion at Newcastle University
  • Sally Hardy, the outgoing CEO of the Regional Studies Association
  • Alan Kinder, Chief Executive of the Regional Studies Association
  • Julia Heslop, an artist and research associate at Newcastle University
  • Helen Jarvis, Professor of Social Geography Engagement at Newcastle University
  • Dan Jackson, Director of Policy, Involvement, and Stakeholder Affairs at NHS North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board

These academic and policy experts on the panel will offer valuable perspectives and contribute to the book discussion with their vast knowledge and experience.

End of Discussion Reception

To end the event, there will be a drinks reception. This will provide attendees with an excellent opportunity to mingle and discuss further the topics highlighted during the event.


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