Rethinking Freedom at Leeds Civic Hall

 

Forthcoming speakers:

Angus KennedyAngus Kennedy
6 September 2014: Have We Still Got Soul? - part of the 'What Does it Mean to be Human?' series of debates at The Tetley

Angus Kennedy is head of external relations at the Institute of Ideas and founder of its educational initiative The Academy. He also chairs the Institute’s Economy Forum and is a member of the European Cultural Parliament. He is the author of Being Cultured: In Defence of Discrimination (2014).


 

Frank FurediFrank Furedi
9 September 2014: What Does Authority Mean in the 21st Century?

Frank Furedi is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent, as well as being a prolific author and social commentator. During the past 15 years his studies have been devoted to an exploration of the interaction between risk consciousness and perceptions of fear, trust relations and social capital in contemporary society. His most recent book, Authority, A Sociological History (2013), develops his work on trust through a historical investigation of the meaning of authority, and follows Moral Crusaders in an Age of Mistrust: The Jimmy Savile Scandal (2013) and Invitation to Terror: The Expanding Empire of the Unknown (2007). For a full list of publications, visit his website.

 

Kim KnottKim Knott
9 September 2014: What Does Authority Mean in the 21st Century?

Kim Knott is Professor of Religious and Secular Studies, and Global Uncertainties Leadership Fellow, Lancaster University. She is currently juggling a fellowship on the role of ideologies and beliefs in areas of conflict, risk and insecurity with research on contemporary religious iconography in public spaces. She recently published Media Portrayals of Religion and the Secular Sacred, Diasporas (2013) and is author of Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction (2000). From 2005-11, she directed a national research programme on ‘Diasporas, Migration and Identities’ for the Arts and Humanities Research Council, producing a website for young people and teachers of Global Education, Citizenship Education, History and Geography called Moving People, Changing Places.

 

Jane RickardJane Rickard
9 September 2014: What Does Authority Mean in the 21st Century?

Jane Rickard is a lecturer in Seventeenth-Century English Literature, University of Leeds. Her research interests include the relationship between literature and politics, notions of authorship and authority, and the cultures of manuscript and print. She is particularly interested in monarchical writing and its reception. Jane is the author of Authorship and Authority: the Writings of James VI and I (MUP, 2007), which is the first comprehensive book-length study of the King's writings. She is also co-editor of Shakespeare's Book: Essays in Reading, Writing and Reception (MUP, 2008), and is currently completing a second monograph, Writing the Monarch in Jacobean England.

 

Helene GuldbergHelene Guldberg
13 September 2014: Are We Just Another Ape? - part of the 'What Does it Mean to be Human?' series of debates at The Tetley

Helene Guldberg is co-founder and director of online publication spiked, associate lecturer in Childhood Development at the Open University and the US study abroad centre, CAPA. Helen is the author of Reclaiming Childhood: Freedom and Play in an Age of Fear(2009), and of Just Another Ape (2010). Visit her blog.


  

Ashley FrawleyAshley Frawley
20 September 2014: Should We Be Happy? - part of the 'What Does it Mean to be Human?' series of debates at The Tetley

Ashley Frawly is a lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy, Swansea University. Her research deals with the sociology of health and illness, and the rising importance attributed to emotions and behaviour in contemporary politics. She is the author of The Semiotics of Happiness: Rhetorical Beginning of a Public Problem (2014).


  

James HeartfieldJames Heartfield
27 September 2014: What Happened to Agency? - part of the 'What Does it Mean to be Human?' series of debates at The Tetley

James Heartfield is an author, journalist and lecturer, who writes across a wide range of subjects including history, environmentalism and development. He is the author numerous books including The European Union and the End of Politics (2013) and The ‘Death of the Subject’ Explained (2006). Visit his blog.

 

Dave ClementsDave Clements
8 October 2014: Hunger in the UK? The Food Banks Phenomenon

Dave Clements is a public servant with over a decade’s experience working in strategic management, project and communications roles in local government. He convenes the Social Policy Forum at the Institute of Ideas and blogs for the Huffington Post. He is also the author of Social Care for Free Citizens (Manifesto Club, 2010), and co-editor of The Future of Community: Reports of a Death Greatly Exaggerated (Pluto, 2008).

 

Justine BrianJustine Brian
8 October 2014: Hunger in the UK? The Food Banks Phenomenon

Justine Brian is the National Coordinator for the Institute of Ideas sixth-form Debating Matters competition. She is an occasional writer on food issues and has produced a number of debates at the Battle of Ideas festival of debate on food-related topics. She has also appeared on the radio, including Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour on the issue of ‘frugal food’. She recently completed a degree in Classical Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London.

 

David Chandler
17 November 2014: Resilience: The Governance of Complexity

David Chandler is Professor of International Relations and Research Director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding and the editor of a new journal Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses. He is also editor of the Routledge book series Studies in Intervention and Statebuilding and a new series Advances in Democratic Theory. Amongst his most recent books include Freedom vs. Necessity in International Relations: Human-Centred Approaches to Security and Development (Zed Books, 2013), and International Statebuilding: The Rise of Post-Liberal Governance (Routledge, 2010). Visit his website.

 

Katy Wright
17 November 2014: Resilience: The Governance of Complexity

Katy Wright is Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Sociology & Social Policy, university of Leeds. Biography to follow...

 

Previous speakers:

 

James WoudhuysenJames Woudhuysen
17 June 2014: World War I: Origins, and Warnings for the 21st Century

James Woudhuysen is Professor of Forecasting and Innovation at De Montfort University, Leicester. A St Paul’s School scholar and physics graduate, James has a knack of registering trends before other people, and offering counter-intuitive proposals on what to do about those trends. The only things James does not forecast are the weather, the stock market, the horses and your own personal destiny. For more than 20 years, he's consulted for major corporations and for government. He’s also a journalist and is co-author of ENERG!SE: A Future for Energy Innovation (2009). Visit James' blog ‘Thinking about the future’.

 

Neil Walshaw
20 May 2014: Tequila Night: Has Lad Culture Gone Too Far?

Neil Walshaw is the Labour councillor for Headingley Ward. He is also a member of the West Yorshire Integrated Transport Authority. Neil has been vocal in his opposition to Tequila and was widely quoted in the media in the wake of the controversial Tequila promo video. Neil also gave evidence in the licence hearing for Mezz Club.

 

Georgia Greenfield
20 May 2014: Tequila Night: Has Lad Culture Gone Too Far?

Georgia is a volunteer for Support After Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds (SARSVL) and a member of Leeds University Union Feminist Society. Georgia was active in the protests against Tequila UK and began an online petition calling for Tequila UK to donate its profits to SARSVL.

 

Dan Clayton
20 May 2014: Tequila Night: Has Lad Culture Gone Too Far?

Dan is an independent film-maker and web manager of Leeds Salon. He helped produce the documentary Sylvia Pankhurst: Everything is Possible, and has recently directed a short film on the anti-fracking activists at Balcombe.

 

James Heartfield
31 March 2014: The European Union and the End of Politics

James Heartfield is a writer, journalist and lecturer living in north London. He writes across a wide range of subjects including history, environmentalism and development. Amongst his most recent books are: Unpatriotic History of the Second World War (2012); The Aborigines' Protection Society: Humanitarian Imperialism in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Canada, South Africa, and the Congo, 1836-1909 (2011); Green Capitalism: Manufacturing Scarcity in an Age of Abundance (2008); and The 'Death of the Subject' Explained (2006). James is also a director of the development think-tank Audacity. Visit his blog here.

 

Simon LIghtfootSimon Lightfoot
31 March 2014: The European Union an the End of Politics

Simon is Senior Lecturer in European Politics, University of Leeds. He has been a visiting fellow at the National Europe Centre, Australian National University and the Corvinus University of Budapest. He is co-organiser of the EADI Working Group ‘Development Aid of the Non-DAC Donors’. In 2009 he won the Political Studies Association's Bernard Crick Prize for Outstanding Teaching and was awarded a full University Teaching Fellowship. In 2013 Simon won the prestigious award of National Teaching Fellow. He has written widely on the European politics and is author of Europeanising Social Democracy: The Rise of the Party of European Socialists (2009).

 

Jim BullerJim Buller
31 March 2014: The European Union and the End of Politics

Jim is Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of York, where he teaches on British politics, public policy and the European Union. He completed a BA in Politics at Warwick University and an MA in British Government and Politics at the University of Exeter, before undertaking a PhD at Sheffield University on the Thatcher Government and the Single European Act. Jim was appointed as a Lecturer in Politics at the University of Birmingham in 1995 before joining York in 1999. He has written widely on European politics and is currently completing a book entitled ‘The International Sources of British Politics', to be finished 2015.


James Woudhuysen
25 November 2013: Fracking and the Future of Energy

James Woudhuysen is Professor of Forecasting and Innovation at De Montfort University, Leicester. A St Paul’s School scholar and physics graduate, James has a knack of registering trends before other people, and offering counter-intuitive proposals on what to do about those trends. The only things James does not forecast are the weather, the stock market, the horses and your own personal destiny. For more than 20 years, he's consulted for major corporations and for government. He’s also a journalist and is co-author of ENERG!SE: A Future for Energy Innovation (2009). Visit James' blog ‘Thinking about the future’.

 

Andrew CooperAndrew Cooper
25 November 2013: Fracking and the Future of Energy

Andrew Cooper has been a Green Party Councillor on Kirklees Council since May 1999. He was the Green Party Candidate in the General Election for the Huddersfield constituency, and is the party’s lead candidate for the Yorkshire and Humber region for the 2014 European Elections. He has worked in the energy efficiency/microgeneration sector for the last 20 years. Andrew blogs at ‘Greening Kirklees’, where you can read his Letter to Yorkshire & Humber MEPs regarding Fracking.

 

Kevin Yuill
1 October 2013: Should We Legalise Assisted Dying?

Kevin Yuill is a historian and author of Assisted Suicide: The Liberal, Humanist Case Against Legalization (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013), which appeared in March. He has published in The Tablet, Spectator, the Canadian National Post, Arts and Letters, Spiked-online and the New York Times on the subject of assisted suicide. He researches intellectual history of the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries at the University of Sunderland. His interests include social movements of the 1970s, including the right-to-die and gun control movements, the presidencies of Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson, and Franklin Roosevelt, American liberalism, race and immigration, the civil rights movement, and the history of affirmative action. He is also author of Richard Nixon and the Rise of Affirmative Action: The Pursuit of Racial Equality in an Era of Limits (Rowman and Littlefield, 2006).

 

Raymond Tallis
1 October 2013: Should We Legalise Assisted Dying?

Raymond Tallis is a philosopher, poet, novelist and cultural critic and was, until recently, a physician and clinical scientist, and is currently chair of Healthcare Professionals for Assisted Dying. He has published fiction, three collections of poetry and over 20 books on philosophy literary theory, art and cultural criticism. In the Economist’s Intelligent Life Magazine (Autumn 2009) he was listed as one of the top living polymaths in the world. His most recent books include: Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinitis and the Misrepresentation of Humanity (Acumen 2011), on which he spoke at Leeds Salon in May 2012; In Defence of Wonder and Other Philosophical Reflections (Acumen, 2012); and the forthcoming Reflections of a Metaphysical Flaneur (Acumen, 2013).

 

Lynn Hagger
1 October 2013: Should We Legalise Assisted Dying?

Lynn Hagger is co-author of A Good Death? Law and Ethics in Practice (Ashgate, 2013), and Lecturer in Law, Sheffield University, where she teaches Tort, Principles of Healthcare Law & Ethics, and Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Technology. Lynn currently serves as a non-executive Director on Leeds Teaching NHS Trust Board, and is part of a network of multi-disciplinary research collaborators in the national and international context, in particular: the Northern Genetics Knowledge Park; the Institute of Human Genetics, Newcastle; member of EU Neuromics Patient & Ethics Council: and the University of Lubeck, Germany. She is also co-author of Assisted Suicide by Organizations in England (DOI: 2011), and author of The Child as Vulnerable Patient: Protection and Empowerment (Ashgate 2009).

 

Peter D. Williams
1 October 2013: Should We Legalise Assisted Dying?

Peter D. Williams is a 'revert' from atheism - via dissenting liberalism - to orthodox Catholicism, and a speaker for Catholic Voices, a media speakers bureau that argues the Catholic Church's case in the public square. Peter is also a senior officer for the UK's premier pro-life political lobby group, Right to Life (RTL), a secular pluralist organisation that campaigns on humanist and feminist principles and, using evidence-based argumentation, for the human right to life. RTL tackles issues affecting the most vulnerable people inside and outside the UK, including assisted death and euthanasia, abortion and embryo-destructive stem cell research, and population control.

 

Pauline Hadaway
1 October 2013: Should We Legalise Assisted Dying?

Pauline Hadaway has worked in arts administration since 1990 and been director of Belfast Exposed Photography since 2000, overseeing its transformation from a small scale, though politically significant, city based project into an internationally renowned gallery of contemporary photography. Pauline’s research and consultancy interests include: the impact of policies which employ the arts as a tool for social change; shifting relationships between citizens, civil society and the state, including restrictions on photography in public space; and the impact of policy both on artistic autonomy and management practice. Pauline is currently undertaking doctoral research at the University of Manchester, examining definitions of the public and private in arts policy and practice.


Nick Jones
10 July 2013: The Leeds 'Summer' Salon on Nietzsche

Nick Jones completed his PhD at the University of Leeds in 2005, and now teaches in the university’s School of Philosophy, Religion & History of Science, where he’s Head of First Year for Philosophy. His area of specialisation is the History of Philosophy from the 17th-19th centuries, and he teaches courses on Descartes, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche. He has also published a book on the philosophy of George Berkeley, Starting with Berkeley (Continuum, 2009).

 

Daniel Ben-Ami
22 May 2013: Who's Afraid of Inequality?

Daniel Ben-Ami has worked as a journalist and author for over 20 years, specialising in economics and finance. His work has appeared in general and specialist publications including most of the UK's broadsheets. He is the editor of Fund Strategy, a specialist weekly magazine on investment funds and financial markets, and also writes regularly on the issue of economics for the UK broadsheet press, and on his own blog. Daniel is also the author of Cowardly Capitalism (Wiley, 2001), which was recommended by the Baker Library of Harvard Business School. His most recent book is Ferraris For All (Policy Press, 2010), which is a strident defence of economic progress.

 

Danny Dorling
22 May 2013: Who's Afraid of Inequality?

Danny Dorling has been Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sheffield since 2003. He has published with many colleagues more than a dozen books on issues related to social inequalities in Britain and several hundred journal papers. He is an Academician of the Academy of the Learned Societies in the Social Sciences, Honorary President of the Society of Cartographers and a patron of Roadpeace, the national charity for road crash victims. Much of Danny’s work is available open access on his blog. Amongst his most recent books include: Injustice: Why Social Inequalities Persist and Fair Play for Policy Press in 2011; The No-nonsense Guide to Equality (New Internationalist, 2012); and The Visualization of Social Spatial Structure (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012).

 

Martin O'Neill
22 May 2013: Who's Afraid of Inequality?

Martin O’Neill is Lecturer in Moral & Political Philosophy, University of York. He works on equality and social justice, and a number of issues at the intersection of political philosophy and public policy. He is co-editor with Thad Williamson of Property-Owning Democracy: Rawls and Beyond (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), and of Taxation and Political Philosophy, co-edited with Shepley Orr (UCL) forthcoming from Oxford University Press. He is the author of numerous reports and articles including: “Constructing a Contractualist Egalitarianism,” Journal of Moral Philosophy (2013); "What Should Egalitarians Believe?", Philosophy & Public Affairs (2008); and “The Facts of Inequality,” Journal of Moral Philosophy (2010). Visit his personal webpage here.

 

Tiffany Jenkins
12 March 2013: What is Good Art?

Dr Tiffany Jenkins is an independent sociologist and cultural commentator. She is a regular contributor to the broadsheet press on cultural issues, especially The Scotsman and the Independent. Her research explores contested authority in the cultural sector. Her monograph Human Remains in Museum Collections: The Crisis of Cultural Authority is published by Routledge (2010). Her second book ‘Keeping Their Marbles: How the Treasures of Antiquity Ended Up in Museums – And Why They Should Stay There’ will be published by Oxford University Press in 2013. She is the Culture Editor for the journal Sociology Compass. Previously she was a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics, and arts and society director of the Institute of Ideas where she continues in this role in a voluntary capacity. Visit her website here.

 

Nigel Walsh
12 March 2013: What is Good Art?

Nigel is the Curator of Contemporary Art at Leeds Art Gallery. Born and brought up in Bradford, Nigel came to Leeds in 1986, having previously trained as an exhibition organiser with the Scottish Arts Council after completing a degree in English Studies with Fine Art at the University of Stirling. He took up the post as Leeds Art Gallery’s first dedicated ‘exhibitions officer’ before moving on to be Senior Assistant Keeper (Exhibitions) and then Curator of Exhibitions. In 2007 he took a ‘sideways’ move into his current role, with responsibility for the Gallery’s permanent art collection, thought to be “probably the best collection of 20th century British Art outside London”. Nigel currently lives in Ilkley where he is on the Board of Management for the Ilkley Literature Festival.

 

Kenneth Hay
12 March 2013: What is Good Art?

Kenneth is Chair of Contemporary Art Practice, University of Leeds, and an artist working as one-half of Moorland Productions. As an academic his research interests are in Italian art and philosophical aesthetics, art practice as research, modernism and postmodernism, architecture history and theory, Cubism, Cyberspace, European Art from 1900, and the contemporary world art. He is also called in to advise at several universities and academies throughout the world. As an artist he works in the fields of painting, photography, print, digital imagery, video, sound and multimedia. He exhibits regularly in the UK and abroad with Moorland Productions, including the Venice Biennale (2003), Hope Gallary, London (2006), Taiwan (2007), and 10 international shows in 2012, including in Armenia, Georgia, the Czech Republic, and Korea.  Ken is also Artistic Director of an International Arts and Film Festival in south west France.

 

Antonia Stowe
12 March 2013: What is Good Art?

Antonia Stowe is an experienced visual artist and facilitator of projects within private, public and educational settings, working on a diverse range of developments, regeneration projects, and community and schools engagement programmes. She has a BA in Fine Art and an MA in Fine Art/Sculptural Practice from the University of Leeds, and she has been a significant contributor to the Leeds visual arts infrastructure for fifteen years, as well as contributing to many city civic and arts activities. Her works include sculptures in Holbeck Urban Village and Millennium Square, as well as work for many private companies, individuals and worked on significant public art regeneration schemes around the country. Other large-scale works include 6 Million + Buttons, commissioned and owned by Kirklees Museums and Galleries and first shown in Huddersfield Art Gallery in 2006. Antonia is currently artist in residence with Land Securities for their Trinity Leeds development creating the ‘owl’ sculpture and also commissioning public art in the public realm as part of her role as art facilitator. Visit her website here.


Helen Reece
18 February 2013: Regulating Relationships

Helen Reece joined LSE as a Reader in Law in September 2009. Her main teaching responsibilities and research interests lie in Family Law. She previously held posts in the University of London, at University College London and Birkbeck College. After studying Law at University College London, she qualified as a Barrister and then took an MSc in Logic and Scientific Method at LSE. Her monograph, Divorcing Responsibly, was awarded the Socio-Legal Studies Association Book Prize in 2004 and her article, Losses of Chances in the Law, won the Wedderburn Prize in 1997.

Helen's current research is concerned with the regulation of intimacy. Her main research project at present, ‘Violence to Feminism’, is a theoretical probing of the contemporary feminist approach to violence against women. Another current research project focuses on changing conceptions of parental responsibility.

 

Katie Russell
18 February 2013: Regulating Relationships

Katie Russell is Trustee, Director and founding Steering Group volunteer of Support After Rape & Sexual Violence Leeds (SARSVL), and a freelance contractor to the Procurement and Performance Management Team for Rape Crisis (England and Wales). She graduated from the University of Leeds in 2003 after studying English Language and Literature, and she was previously a fundraiser for Leeds-based regeneration charity re’new, and worked for Barnsley Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Helpline.

 

Nik Peasgood
18 February 2013: Regulating Relationships

Nik Peasgood is the Director of HALT (Help, Advice & the Law Team), a position she has held for 13 years. HALT delivers the IDVA (Independent DV Advocacy) service in Leeds with women and children who are affected by Domestic and Sexual Violence. It was the first advocacy project of its kind in the UK, and many other areas of the country have developed similar projects.

Nik also has a business and policy background and has worked in the private, voluntary and public sectors. She currently works in partnership with various civil and criminal justice agencies along with the voluntary and statutory sectors. She represents violence against women agencies on various strategic bodies, including Domestic Homicide Reviews, DV Court Steering Group and is the Leeds Domestic Violence Service MARAC (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences) representative.

 

James HeartfieldJames Heartfield
Unpatriotic History of the Second World War

James Heartfield is a writer, journalist and lecturer living in north London. He writes across a wide range of subjects including history, environmentalism and development. Amongst his most recent books are: The Aborigines' Protection Society: Humanitarian Imperialism in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Canada, South Africa, and the Congo, 1836-1909 (C Hurst & Co, 2011); Green Capitalism: Manufacturing Scarcity in an Age of Abundance (Mute, 2008); and The 'Death of the Subject' Explained (BookSurge, 2006). James is also a director of the development think-tank, Audacity. Visit his blog.


Stuart MurrayStuart Murray
Autism and Human Variation

Stuart Murray is Professor of Contemporary Literatures and Film in the School of English, and Director of the interdisciplinary Leeds Medical Humanities Centre Director, at the University of Leeds. He is the author of Autism (Routledge, 2011) and Representing Autism: Culture, Narrative, Fascination(Liverpool University Press, 2008).

 

Richard Exley
Autism and Human Variation

Richard Exley has worked in the autism field for 30 years, and in his many roles he works as a practitioner providing advice and support to people with autism. He set up and developed the world’s first social firm/enterprise and consultancy service for people affected by autism, and is a founding member of the World Autism Organisation, and an honorary member of Autism Europe. He is a freelance lecturer in autism, both in universities and in public, private and voluntary sector organisations. His research interests include sexuality, anxiety and the day-to-day lives of people with autism. Richard has been involved in several documentaries, including for the BBC QED series The Foolish Wise Ones (1987), looking at the talents of autistic savants, The Boy Who Draws Buildings (1991), and I Am Not Stupid (1995), as well as advising on Channel 4’s Mindblindness (2001). He also advised on the film Rainman (1988) and its 2008 West End stage production.

 

Alison Stansfield
Autism and Human Variation

Alison Stansfield undertook her basic psychiatry and part of her higher training in the psychiatry of learning disability in Cambridge before moving to Leeds in 1999 to complete her specialist training in Yorkshire. She worked as a part-time locum consultant in Barnsley for two years then moved to Leeds as a part-time community learning disability consultant in October 2007. She was appointed to a permanent post in Leeds in April 2008 and was also employed by the Yorkshire and Humber Secure Services Commissioning Team to review those people in the region with learning disabilities who required treatment in conditions of security. She completed her MD with the University of Leeds in 2007 looking at non-consensual sterilisation in England and Wales. She is currently the associate medical director for learning disabilities and the clinical lead for the Leeds autism diagnostic service (LADS). She also provides expert reports regarding issues of capacity for the Court of Protection/Official Solicitor.

 

Dennis HayesDennis Hayes
Putting Exams to the Test

Dennis Hayes is Professor of Education at the University of Derby, and visiting Professor in the Westminster Institute of Education at Oxford Brookes University. Dennis writes regularly for the Times Educational Supplement, as well as the national press, and he is a member of the editorial board of the Times Higher Education magazine. He is the co-author of The Dangerous Rise of Therapeutic Education (Routledge, 2008), and he is founder of the campaign groups Academics for Academic Freedom. He was made a National Teaching Fellow in 2010.

 

Valerie Farnsworth
Putting Exams to the Test

Valerie Farnsworth is a Research Fellow in 14-19 Education and Training, and a member of the Post-14 Education research group at the University of Leeds. Her specific focus is in regards to theoretical and practical issues relating to 14-19 education and, in particular, relations between curriculum and knowledge, identity and practice, and political/cultural/social contexts and structures of relations. Valerie’s work has appeared in a number of academic journals, including: Teachers who teach their practice: the modulation of hybridised professional teacher identities in work-related educational programmes in Canada, Journal of Education and Work (2012), co-authored with JH Higham; and Conceptualizing identity, learning and social justice in community-based learning, Teaching and Teacher Education, No.26 (2010).

 

Ken McLaughlin
Surviving Identity: Vulnerability and the Psychology of Recognition

Ken McLaughlin is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Manchester Metropolitan University. His first book, ‘Social Work Politics and Society: From radicalism to orthodoxy’ (2008, Policy Press), highlighted the authoritarian consequences of the ‘therapeutic turn’ in contemporary political life, with particular focus on social policy development and social work practice. Ken's work has appeared in a number of professional journals including the British Journal of Social Work andCritical Social Policy.

 

Kate BrownKate Brown
Surviving Identity: Vulnerability and the Psychology of Recognition

Kate Brown is a researcher at the University of Leeds in the School of Sociology and Social Policy. She is currently undertaking her PhD, a project which explores how ideas about ‘vulnerability’ shape welfare and disciplinary services for young people. Before her research she worked in the voluntary sector for around ten years, supporting groups who are often seen as ‘vulnerable’ such as street sexworkers and young drug users. Kate’s work has appeared in academic journals and one of her papers on vulnerability in social policy can be accessed online here.

 

Andrea Hollomotz
Surviving Identity: Vulnerability and the Psychology of Recognition

Andrea Hollomotz is a lecturer in Social Policy at Manchester Metropolitan University, but completed her PhD at the University of Leeds. She has a background in social work, and is the author of Learning Difficulties and Sexual Vulnerability: A Social Approach (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2011). Amongst other things, this explores how use of the label 'vulnerability' leads to differential treatment, which can indeed increase risk. ‘Vulnerability’ has thus become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Andrea's work has appeared in a number of professional journals including the British Journal of Social Work and Sociology (forthcoming). One of her earlier papers can be accessed here.

 

Raymond Tallis
Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinitis and the Misprepresentation of Humanity

Raymond Tallis is a philosopher, poet, novelist and cultural critic and was until recently a physician and clinical scientist. He has published fiction, three collections of poetry, and 18 books on the philosophy of mind, philosophical anthropology, literary theory, the nature of art and cultural criticism. In the Economist's Intelligent Life Magazine (Autumn 2009) he was listed as one of the top living polymaths in the world.

Previously spoke at The ‘Two Cultures’ Debate.


Catherine O'Connor

What Does Leveson Mean for Press Freedom?

Catherine O’Connor is the Head of the Centre for Journalism and Department of Business at Leeds Trinity University College. She began her journalism career as a trainee reporter for the Halifax Courier and worked on the newsdesk there before becoming Deputy News Editor at the Yorkshire Evening Post. She then spent eight years at the Telegraph & Argus, Bradford, where she was Deputy Editor. Catherine spent 15 years working for the regional press before starting to teach at Leeds Trinity. She is an Examiner for National council for the Training of Journalists.

 

Bill Carmichael
What Does Leveson Mean for Press Freedom?

Bill Carmichael joined the Department of Journalism Studies at the University of Sheffield in February 2005 as course leader for the MA web journalism course. He studied history at King’s College, Cambridge before working as a reporter, industry correspondent, sub editor and news editor on a number of newspapers, culminating with an 11-year stint as news editor of the Yorkshire Post. After helping establish the websites inthe Yorkshire Post group of newspapers, he joined the Press Association as Digital Production Editor. He writes a column forthe Yorkshire Postand provides editorial services to the Press Association.

 

Nick Frost
Can Cameron Fix 'Troubled Families'?

Nick Frost is Professor of Social Work (Childhood, children and families), at the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, Leeds Metropolitan University. Nick is a registered social worker, and practiced in local authority social work settings for 15 years before commencing his academic career. His research interests include child and family welfare and professional learning and work practices. Nick has published in the fields of child welfare and professional learning: most recently he has written, Understanding Children’s Social Care (with Nigel Parton, Sage, 2009), Re-thinking Children and Families (Continuum, 2011) and co-edited Beyond Reflective Practice(Routledge, 2010). Nick became chair of Bradford Safeguarding Children Board in 2010.

 

Jenny Bristow
Can Cameron Fix 'Troubled Families'?

Jennie Bristow writes about parenting culture and intergenerational relations. She is editor of the BPAS journal Abortion Review, and runs the editing service Punctuate!. Bristow is author of Standing Up To Supernanny(Imprint Academic, 2009) and co-author of Licensed to Hug: How child protection policies are poisoning the relationship between the generations and damaging the voluntary sector(Civitas 2008). Bristow writes the monthly ‘Guide to Subversive Parenting’ on spiked and edits the website www.ParentsWithAttitude.com.

 

Rob Lyons
Panic on a Plate: How Society Developed an Eating Disorder

Rob Lyons is deputy editor of Spiked-Online, and writes about a wide range of issues, but particularly on science, health and the environment, and is a frequent commentator on many different topics for television and radio. He is the editor of What’s the Future of Food?, based on contributions to a Spiked-Online debate, and author of Panic on a Plate: How Society Developed an Eating Disorder(Societas, 2011).

 

Ursula Philpot
Panic on a Plate: How Society Developed an Eating Disorder

Ursula Philpot is senior lecturer in the Department of Health and Social Sciences at Leeds Metropolitan University, and advanced practice dietitian working in the area of eating disorders and obesity. Ursula is the chair of the BDA mental health group. She is active in presenting nationally and internationally on the subject of eating disorders and dietetics. She is also the on-screen dietitian for Channel Four's Supersize vs Superskinny.


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