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PubTALK – Inside-Out: the prison exchange programme
October 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kent’s Q-Step centre are excited to welcome Dr Caroline Chatwin for the first pubTALK of the new academic year. Dr Chatwin will be discussing ‘Inside-Out: the prison exchange programme’; a groundbreaking educational programme which allows 15 university students to study alongside 15 students from within a prison population.
The University of Kent has been participating in this programme for the past two years, taking 15 criminology students to study alongside 15 students from HMP Swaleside. The students involved have been discussing issues of criminological interest (why does crime happen; what is prison for; what should we do about drugs etc.) and using their different perspectives and life experiences to learn from each other and expand their existing knowledge base. This talk outlines the premise of the Inside-Out programme and examines the benefits of such a programme to both the university and the prison. It also explores the potential links between universities and prisons more generally, and questions whether we could or should do more to, as universities and as communities, to allow those with criminal convictions to participate in educational opportunities.
As usual, pubTALKs will be held on the first (working) Monday of each month at The Jolly Sailor, Canterbury. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start and entry is free of charge.
Everyone is encouraged to stay behind after the talks to continue the discussions for a drink or two! Please see our website for more information – https://www.kent.ac.uk/qstep/pubtalk.html
Looking forward to seeing you there! 🙂