sociology and politics teacher; writer on culture; former music journalist
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.
Saturday 22 October, 14.00 Conservatory
From Bowie to Bieber: what makes a music icon?
Saturday 22 October, 17.30 Club Stage
Rough Trade at 40: Nostalgia or a new counterculture?
Sunday 23 October, 10.00 Cinema 3
From snobbery to slobbery: the erosion of formality in Britain
Sunday 23 October, 14.00 Frobisher Auditorium 2
Skool rules: made to be broken?