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Peter Townsend

Peter Townsend

PETER TOWNSEND MEMORIAL CONFERENCE

 

Conway Hall

25 Red Lion Square

London, WC1 (nearest tube: Holborn)

Friday 20th November 2009

10.00am to 4.00pm

For free tickets please send an e-mail to: townsend-memorial@bristol.ac.uk

This free one day memorial conference for Peter Townsend will consist of four panels of speakers about Inequalities in Health, Older People, Poverty & Social Exclusion and Social Policy.  The aim of the conference is to be forward looking rather than only reminiscing about the past.  Speakers will be asked to spend at least half their time talking about what still needs to be done (both academically and politically) and how this can be achieved.  Each session will have time for discussion.

Speakers will include: Julio Boltvinik (El Colegio de México), Jonathan Bradshaw (University of York), Roger Bullock (Social Research Unit at Dartington), Danny Dorling (University of Sheffield), David Gordon (Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research), Kate Green (Child Poverty Action Group), Paddy Hillyard (Queen’s University, Belfast), Hilary Land (University of Bristol), Ruth Levitas (University of Bristol), Roy Parker (Centre for Social Policy), Allyson Pollock (University of Edinburgh), Asuncion St.Clair (University of Bergen), Randall Smith (University of Bristol), Nick Spencer (University of Warwick), Peter Taylor-Gooby (University of Kent), Alan Walker (University of Sheffield) Margaret Whitehead (University of Liverpool), and  Nicola Yeates (Open University)

This memorial conference is designed to complement the memorial celebration that will be held at St Martins in the Field, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ, between 11.00am and 12.30pm on Thursday 19th November – all are invited.

The conference is being supported by Academy of Social Sciences, British Academy, Child Poverty Action Group, Comparative Research Programme on Poverty, Fabian Society, Social Policy Association, Social Research Unit at Dartington and the University of Bristol.

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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