Forthcoming events

Policing Pregnancy: Who should be a mother?

18 May 2017, Canterbury Christ Church University

This one-day event is a collaboration by British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies (CPCS), Birthrights, and Engaging Sociology at CCCU.

The programme will include speakers from a range of academic disciplines – Sociology, Anthropology, History, Law, Philosophy, and Social Work – and from Third Sector organisations working with pregnant women. Sessions will explore changing ideas about pregnancy, motherhood, responsibility and risk, and the impact of these ideas on women’s experience and professional services.

Doctors, Conscience and Abortion Law and Practice

29 June 2017, Ground Floor, Cornwallis East Building, University of Kent, Canterbury

This is a one-day workshop hosted by the University of Kent, as a collaboration between the Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Reproduction (CISoR), the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies (CPCS) and the British Pregnancy Advisory Service. This event is one of a number taking place during 2017, the year of the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act.


These twice-termly events are designed as a space for colleagues in and around Kent to come together to discuss parenting culture. We hope that they will foster some interesting cross-disciplinary conversation, and lead to collaborative events in the future.