Information for Potential Participants

Information for potential participants

What is the purpose of the study?

I am conducting research into Youth Clubs in South London and Liverpool from 1958 until approximately 1985. I am interested in how youth clubs were organised, the young people who visited them, youth workers, leaders and volunteers. I will be looking at the records of these organisations, but I am also interested in speaking to people who visited, worked or volunteered in them so that I can benefit from their experience and recollection of youth clubs. The research will form my PhD thesis which will be submitted to the University of Kent. I hope to continue my research after my PhD and eventually publish a book, book chapters or journal articles based on my research, which may also include extracts from the interviews. My PhD research is supported by the University of Kent where experienced supervisors oversee my research. It is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

Potential Participants

I aim to interview people who worked at youth clubs or associated organisation in South London and Liverpool during this time, either as youth leaders, youth workers, volunteers, office staff or on one of the many committees. I am also hoping to interview people who attended these clubs when they were younger. In South London I am focussing on clubs in the present day boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham. In Liverpool I am interested in the City Centre and surrounding areas.

Think this could be you?

If you think the above description could apply to you, and you would be interested in finding out more, please complete the contact form below or email This does not commit you to an interview and you can withdraw at any point.  However, I believe that the people who were involved in or attended these clubs have something important to contribute to my study, and to further research on the important role youth clubs have played in their communities and wider society. For that reason, I hope that you will therefore agree to an interview if asked. If you agree to take part you will be asked to sign a consent form but you can still withdraw at any time without giving a reason.

Further information

For further information, please read the full Information Sheet.

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