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  • Helen Reece 1968-2016
    It is with the utmost sadness that we mark the death of our colleague Helen Reece. Helen died on 26 October 2016, from complications related to cancer. Helen was a founding Associate of CPCS and an inspiration to all who encountered her, and her work. Her intelligence left its indelible mark. Above all, her intellectual bravery is what will be remembered by us; she was a rare person who in the most genuine way asked searching questions and sought to interrogate and question accepted suppositions. She was also a brilliant and dedicated teacher, most recently as Associate Professor of Law at the London School of Economics, teaching family law.This is Helen, speaking on ‘Parental Responsibility as Therapy’, a CPCS event.
    Other tributes can be read here and here.
  • Parenting and Personhood: Cross-cultural perspectives on expertise, family life and risk management
    This event was held 22-24 June 2016. Hosted by the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies, it was part of the project, ‘Parenting Cultures and Risk Management in Plural Norway’. At the conference, findings from the project were presented, in addition to over 75 papers given by researchers from all over the world. The papers explored the interplay between parenting cultures, personhood, expertise and risk management. The event was a genuinely interdisciplinary dialogue among those with common research interests.
    Read more about the Conference.
  • Policing Pregnancy: A one-day conference on maternal autonomy, risk and responsibility
    This was a collaboration between British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), Birthrights and the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies, held at the Royal College of Physicians, London on 13 April 2016. It was attended by over 100 midwives, advocates, academics, policy makers, journalists, and others concerned about the expansion of risk thinking and its effects for the autonomy and choice-making ability of women. See details.
  • CPCS book: Parenting Culture Studies
    Why have the minutiae of how parents raise their children become routine sources of public debate and policy making? This book provides in-depth answers to these features drawing on a wide range of sources from sociology, history, anthropology and psychology, covering developments in both Europe and North America. See more information about the book, and buy it here.

Read this feature in Kent Magazine, celebrating three years of our Centre.