Friends of Stony Stratford Library: Parents, Poverty and the State

Venue: Stony Stratford Library, 5-7 Church Street, Stony Stratford Stony Stratford Library, 5-7 Church Street, Stony Stratford
Date: 25 Feb 2020
Time: 19:00


A talk by Naomi Eisenstadt

Over the last two decades all Governments have taken a keen interest in family policy. Fears of a 'nanny state' seem to have evaporated and the state has no end of advice on how to bring up children. The differences tend to concern the kind of support on offer and the narrative about what it takes to be a 'good' parent. Naomi Eisenstadt is currently a Research Fellow at the International Inequalities Institute at LSE and an Honorary Research Fellow at Oxford. She set up the Moorland Children's Centre on Beanhill in Milton Keynes, worked on parenting education at the OU, became the first Director of the Sure Start Unit in 1999 and spent three years as Director of the Social Exclusion Task Force in the Cabinet Office. Her most recent book, written with Carey Oppenheim, is Parents, Poverty and the State: 20 Years of Evolving Family Policy, published in October 2019.

Tuesday 25 February, Stony Stratford Library, 7 p.m.

Tickets available at the Library from 4 February

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