Pages of appreciation

Dear Colleagues,

We have opened pages of appreciation for some of our late colleagues who were lynchpins and pioneers of RC34.

The list is not exclusive: others may be included and others will inevitably follow in due course.

These pages are intended to permit everyone in RC34 to have the opportunity to convey their tributes – through both personal anecdotes and recognition of professional scholarship – over and above the obituaries that were prepared shortly after those colleagues passed away.

Such tributes are, however, also an opportunity to strengthen our knowledge base about the history of RC34 and your submissions to these pages also convey permission that those stories and memories may, duly attributed, eventually be included in the production of an official history of RC34.

This is in process, led by Lyudmila Nurse (Vice President for the Russian Federation 1998-2002) and Howard Williamson (Organisational Secretary since 2002).  Please submit any material to Howard in the first instance (, together with any questions you may have: he will then send it on to the editor of the International Bulletin of Youth Research (IBYR) for posting in the appropriate place.


To access the pages of appreciation click on the pictures of our colleagues below:


ladislav machacek
Ladislav Macháček (1942 -2015)
lynne chisholm
Lynne A. Chisholm (1952-2015) – RC34 President from 1998 to 2002
Jürgen Hartmann (1944-2015) – RC34 President from 1986 to 1990
Ola Stafseng (1949-2015) – RC34 President from 1994 to 1998