Wednesday, 2 March 2011

How Fair is Britain?

'How Fair is Britain?': Conference on Saturday, March 19th at the University of Northampton

This is the question posed by the Equality and Human Rights Commission in its 700 page anatomy of disadvantage in the 21st century published in 2010. In the context of the new Equality Act 2010, and also the Government's proposals around the "Big Society" and the future for public services in particular, this conference couldn't be more timely. The aim of this conference is to engage with these issues by drawing together academics and professionals/practitioners to look at challenges, and outline solutions, to make Britain fairer, based on how far we have come over the past 12 years.

The Conference will address the following areas of enquiry:

• Fairness and the Criminal Justice System
• Fairness and Education
• Fairness in Social Care/Local Government
• Fairness in Health
• Fairness in Sport

Speakers during the day:

• Anna Henry, Equality and Human Rights Commission
• Professor Andy Pilkington, The University of Northampton
• Lystra Hagley-Dickinson, The University of Northampton
• Manny Barot, Ex-Police Officer with Leicestershire Police
• Dr. Fiona Warner-Gale, University of Lincoln
• Surinder Sharma, Department of Health
• Dave Coppock, Aimhigher Nottinghamshire
• Dr. Jane Callaghan, The University of Northampton
• Martin Pratt, Luton Borough Council
• Floyd Douglas, Northamptonshire County Council
• Dr. Daniel Burdsey, Brighton University
• Cyrille Regis MBE, Ex-professional footballer and England International
• Ben Cohen MBE, Ex-England and Northampton Saints rugby player, currently at Sale

Details about the conference, including biographies of the speakers and a registration form, are available for download.

Further details about 'How Fair is Britain?' Conference


1 comment:

  1. Hi Paul,
    Richard Wilkinson and an Equality conference. You behind all this Paul? Looks like it's been a cracking week over in Northampton.

    As ever, I'm missing the place.