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Social Work Education, Research and Practice in turbulent times

Conference Artists

Harry Venning


Harry Venning is an award winning cartoonist, comedy writer and performer based in Brighton.

Harry’s cartoons have appeared in publications as diverse as Mathematics Today, Radio Times, Music Teacher and The Stage. For twenty five years he provided The Guardian with the weekly strip cartoon Clare In The Community, about an unaware and empathy free social worker. In 2004 he developed Clare In The Community into a successful BBC Radio 4 which ran for twelve series and won the Sony Award for comedy.

When not at a desk , Harry tours his cartoon workshop Release Your Inner Cartoonist around schools, theatres, arts centres and festivals.




Jolie Goodman MA (Fine Art) is an artist based in South London she trained as a painter at Chelsea School of Art.

Jolie paints, makes digital imagery and undertakes creative consultancy. She draws at Conferences, captures the content of focus groups, leads creative evaluation work, and makes art for commission, including portraits. Exhibiting at the Royal Academy, Greater London Assembly and has been featured in the Observer newspaper. 

She has also worked from a survivor perspective in mental health and social care for 20 years. Roles include Chief Executive at Lambeth and Southwark Mind and Programmes Manager for Empowerment & Later Life at the Mental Health Foundation. Her expertise is in later life: mental health, housing, co-production, and digital technology.

You can follow her daily digital drawings on Instagram @jolie. goodman, see her work on her website:  and see her draw live at the JSWEC this June.


Glasgow City Chambers


Wine reception City Chambers


           Welcome drinks reception 5.30 pm on Thursday 15 June 2023 in the City Chambers, Glasgow,

           hosted by The Lord Provost (Scottish term for Lord Mayor) the civic head of the Council. (Free)




Gentleman playing the bagpipes


Conference Evening Dinner

Gala Dinner 7pm at the Scottish Piping Centre, Glasgow. 

Sample the best Scottish hospitality with finest food from the ‘Hornpipe Menu’ and an opportunity for networking and dancing. 

Cost £45 per person for 3 course meal and soft drinks. (Bar is available)

Max 120 places available.

First come, first served basis.  Book on registration.



3 piece ceilidh band