6th January 2005




Two University of Lincoln lecturers who have been helping to improve social services in Romania will talk about their experiences in a lecture next week.


Karin Crawford and Janet Walker will give a talk entitled ĎAround Romania in 80 Daysí on Wednesday 12th January as part of the Hull Academy series of cultural events.


The lecture, which is open to the public free of charge, will be given at 12 noon in the Saville Lecture Theatre at the universityís Derek Crothall Building in George Street.


Following Nicolae Ceauşescuís fall from power Romania has had only ten years to develop its social services infrastructure.


In July 2003 a European Union-funded project began to support the Romanian government and to enhance the skills needed to deliver social services in the country.


Karen and Janet have been closely involved in the project, making regular visits and using their expertise to benefit social services in Romania.


This lecture will examine the steep learning curve embarked upon by Romaniaís newly formed social care profession as it begins to deliver social services in a country where no social care existed under Ceauşescu.


This is the first in a series of Hull Academy lunchtime lectures. The full programme of events for this year also includes professorial lectures by senior academics, concerts by internationally acclaimed classical artists, the Derek Crothall Memorial Lectures and exhibitions in the EICH (European Illustration Collection Hull) Gallery.


All these high-profile cultural events are open to the public free of charge.


A Hull Academy brochure which details forthcoming events is available from Rebecca Platt on 01482 311702 (rplatt@lincoln.ac.uk) and online at www.lincoln.ac.uk/events/public-lectures_hull.html



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