Neil Davenport

Neil Davenport is a former music journalist whose writing has been published in Metro, Select, Q, Uncut and the Manchester Evening News. He is a regular contributor to the current affairs journal spiked on issues such as welfarism, schooling and parenting, pubs and licensing laws, the UK riots, anti-materialist sceptics and the white working class.

In September 2007, he contributed a chapter called ‘The Rise and Rise of Credentialism’ to The Lecturers Guide to Further Education by Hayes, Turner and Marshall (Open University Press), and has contributed a chapter ‘Minorities, Multiculturalism and the Metropolitan Experience’ to The Future of Community by Clements, Donald, Earnshaw and Williams (Pluto Press) in October 2008. He has taught in a number of further education colleges and sixth-form centres in London over the past 15 years.

Related Sessions
Sunday 31 October 2010, 9.45am Lecture Theatre 1
Publications

The Future of Community: Reports of a Death Greatly Exaggerated ed. Clements, Donald, Earnshaw and Williams (Pluto Press, 2008)


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