As a record of our successful conference in Manchester in January, we have prepared a short summary of proceedings. This can be downloaded here.

We were very encouraged by informal and formal feedback and in light of the strong encouragement we received to hold further conferences, we are now planning for the next one. We expect to hold it in Dublin during the week of 20 May (subject to speaker availability), and it will be focused on the challenge of making more and better loans.

Looking ahead to research topics for 2019, we asked our conference attendees for suggestions and received a really wide range of ideas with no one topic or even group of topics predominating. We are building our programme for the next 12 months and will feed these thoughts into developing the most relevant set of projects that we can. Watch this space for news. And, of course, contact us with your thoughts on what’s important to the movement.