Co-operatives Fortnight 2020 marked the first time we’ve hosted our annual lecture online, with record attendance across two lectures. With the theme of #KeepCooperating, we were keen to go ahead with our previously planned lectures despite lockdown.
The lectures began with Professor Novkovic of Saint Mary’s University delivering a lecture on humanism, participation and co-operative governance. And was followed later in the week with Andrew Bibby reassessing early productive co-operatives, looking at worker democracy then and now. Both lectures saw record attendance and good discussion and participation in the online chats and question and answer sessions that followed.
Commenting on the lectures, UKSCS Chair, Ian Adderley said: “We’re enthused by both the turnout and levels of participation in our two lectures this year, and thank our excellent speakers. We’re excited to take this approach forward with both our AGM and conference over the next few months.”
UKSCS will be taking their AGM online this year on 23 September. Followed by an online conference over the weekend of 2 to 4 October. Further details will follow at www.ukscs.coop.