Parenting, neuroscience and the state


David Cameron argues he wants parents to see parenting classes as ‘aspirational’. He and others involved in policy making across the political spectrum argue there is a pressing need for more and more such early intervention in the lives of children, starting in-utero. This is where the opportunity exists to make lives better, or impair them for good, they say, claiming neuroscience tells us this is true. In this talk Dr Ellie Lee (Reader in Social Policy at the University of Kent and director of the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies) will argue against the rise of ‘neuroparenting’ and explain why it degrades both family autonomy and tarnishes science.

Date, Time and Venue: Tuesday 22 March at 7 PM in the Hallmark Midland Hotel, Derby

Tickets available on Eventbrite.

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East Midlands Salon Programme Spring 2016

microphoneThe East Midlands Salon Programme for the New Year brings ‘controversial views’ to Derby. Please put these dates in your diary:

Tuesday 26 January 2016 ‘Can a Boy Grow Up To Be a Woman?’ Speaker: Chrissie Daz: cabaret performer, teacher and, author.   Chrissie is currently completing a book on transgender and gender variant identity. Continue reading