James Derounian
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JK Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy' - what it has to say about localism & local councils

What a cracking read this is! No wizards, brromsticks etc......But a dark, brooding, gritty account of contemporary rural life (in a small SW England market town).Featuring drug addiction, rape, malicious gossip, class warfare, black v white, paedophilia.......to name but a few.Rural idyll it ain't! And the (in character) swearing is not for the shy & retiring! Rural service decline gets a mention, strife on the parish council, social inclusion/exclusion. I think that JKR has done a great…See More
Oct 2, 2012
James Derounian left a comment for ruth kennedy
"Well well well - Alan Caldwell!! You look well preserved Mr C...... Funnily enough I am doing a joint field trip with students from The University of the Highlands & islands - w/e on 23-25 March. Any link up? James jderounian@glos.ac.uk"
Jan 30, 2012
James Derounian replied to Nick Wilding's discussion Contributing to the final chapter of 'Exploring Community Resilience' in the group Community Resilience Handbook
"Hi Nick - glad to oblige: Para 1 [reflection] An aspect of culture I’d like to see explored and developed more fully is that of local history.   It’s always seemed to me a powerful means of drawing together newcomers and…"
Mar 21, 2011
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Community Resilience Handbook

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Mar 21, 2011
James Derounian commented on Crispin Moor's blog post Rural Big Society ... what next?
"Hey Crispin......thanks for the 'plug' for our online publication/resource "Faith in Affordable Housing"....we are keen to work with communities & congregations to help convert churches' land & assets in to…"
Feb 7, 2011
Bridget Kirwan and James Derounian are now friends
Dec 10, 2010
James Derounian commented on James Derounian's blog post Community Organisers National Partner Contract - UK Gov't Cabinet Office
"Thanks Michelle - I'll certainly keep you posted; are you by chance related to Louise Virgo (longtime ACRE village halls adviser?) and Neil Virgo - previously an RCC field worker? James"
Nov 14, 2010
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Community Organisers National Partner Contract - UK Gov't Cabinet Office

Hallo colleagues,Is anyone bidding for the Community Organisers National Partner contract from the UK Government's Cabinet Office? If so we are interested in joining in a partnership...in which we have considerable expertise in delivering training for community organisers. hope to hear from 'Fiery' colleagues....Our Foundation (& top-up Honours) Degree in Community Engagement & Governance is delivered by ‘blended learning’ (that is a mix of internet/Moodle, residential schools, local…See More
Nov 9, 2010

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Welcome! FierySpirits is for activists and professionals who are building vibrant, resilient rural communities. Tell us a little about why you'd like to join?
I have a personal and professional passion for rural community development, built up over almost 30 yeras.
About Me (areas of expertise/interest I can share)
Tall, dark, handsome.......!

But seriously: rural community developer turned academic. Have worked for and RCC, was England's first Rural Development Programme Officer; secondeed to then Countryside Agency. And also worked for the NCVO Rural team.

Still personally & professionally involved in delivering training with & for rural developers; action research & consultancy.
Website:
http://glos.ac.uk

James Derounian's Blog

JK Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy' - what it has to say about localism & local councils

What a cracking read this is! No wizards, brromsticks etc......

But a dark, brooding, gritty account of contemporary rural life (in a small SW England market town).

Featuring drug addiction, rape, malicious gossip, class warfare, black v white, paedophilia.......to name but a few.

Rural idyll it…

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Posted on October 2, 2012 at 9:51

Community Organisers National Partner Contract - UK Gov't Cabinet Office

Hallo colleagues,

Is anyone bidding for the Community Organisers National Partner contract from the UK Government's Cabinet Office…

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Posted on November 9, 2010 at 17:54 — 1 Comment

Big Society = Big Opportunity or = Big Con?

Dear all,

You really do wonder how cuts to the UK Government's CLG [Dept of Communities & Local Gov't] budget – allegedly 25-40% already agreed – square with the whole (or should that be ‘hole’!?) Big…

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Posted on September 27, 2010 at 17:13 — 4 Comments

‘Churches, Housing, Rural Communities’ Conference [Cumbria 13 Oct 2010 Penrith]

Dear all - I hope there will be a flood of delegates for ‘Churches, Housing, Rural Communities’ Conference [Cumbria 13 Oct 2010 Penrith]. This links to production & development of our web resource 'Faith in Affordable Housing' -…

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Posted on July 22, 2010 at 13:04

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At 10:04 on December 11, 2008, Nick Wilding said…
Hi James

Many thanks for the christmas wishes... and link.... My sense is that this would be better as a blog post?

From the site guide (under 'about' above):
Write blog entries
A blog is your rough notes, news, interesting links and thoughts... don't think too much before writing a blog entry! This is a fast-moving column, with the latest entry always at the top, that helps us keep our finger on the 'pulse' - a bit like the tickertape of yesteryear. If something catches your eye or seems relevant... tell us all about it. You can't attach documents here - instead, cut and paste the key paragraphs for us. If you're writing yourself, don't worry about the spelling or if someone might have talked about it before. Give it a go! And remember to put in some 'tags' (see below) so we can find your entry later.

Create a discussion thread on the forum
The Forum is more considered. You might like to attach an article or presentation or news clipping to an invitation for FierySpirits members to discuss. Be prepared to follow and respond to points others make - the Forum is where we can begin to get our teeth into issues and new thinking. Categories include 'hot topics' and 'backroom thinking', as well as the 'petals' from the Carnegie Petal Model of holistic rural development. Suggestions for more welcome.

Happy Christmas!
Nick
At 10:03 on December 11, 2008, Karen Grant said…
Hi James,
Thanks for your message.
I'm on North Uist - I just moved here in late August, so it's still pretty new.
All the best,
Karen
At 13:30 on November 26, 2008, Nick Wilding said…
Hi James

Welcome onto fieryspirits - its' great you can join us...

Do you have a portrait photo you could upload? It helps if folk can put a name to a face... follow settings top right...

best
nick
At 20:32 on November 21, 2008, Kate Braithwaite said…
Welcome James
Are you the same James that I know? Well from the description...... I wondered!!!!!
Welcome - enjoy the site and look forward to some lively debates to come
Kate

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