Talks

  • ‘Universities and the construction of a new generation gap.’ Paper presented at the Fourth Cambridge Symposium on Knowledge in Education, Jesus College, Cambridge, 4‐6 July 2017.
  • ‘If young people ruled the world?… Maximising the voice of younger people in an ageing society.’ Panellist for debate organised by the International Longevity Centre, Chartered Insurance Institute, 22 May 2017.
  • ‘Constructing the “perfect pregnancy” today.’ Paper presented at the conference ‘Policing Pregnancy: Who should be a mother?’, Canterbury Christ Church University, 18 May 2017.
  • BBC2 Daily Politics show. Debate with The Rt Hon. the Lord Willetts, former Minister of State (Universities and Science), and author of The Pinch. 23 February 2017.
  • Brexit delar generationerna. Interview on Sveriges Radio (Sweden), 23 December 2016. Listen here.
  • ‘Generational inequality: who should pay for the future?’ Panellist for debate at the Battle of Ideas festival, Barbican, London, 22‐23 October 2016. Watch the debate here.
  • ‘Dating apps: the end of romance?’ Panellist for debate at the Battle of Ideas festival, Barbican, London, 22‐23 October 2016.Followed by a Guardian podcast debate, ‘Codes of love: romance in the digital age’: listen to it here.
  • ‘What should post-millennials know?’ Panellist for debate at the Battle of Ideas festival, Barbican, London, 22‐23 October 2016. Watch the debate here.
  • ‘Baby Boomers and the discourse of parental irresponsibility: The turn against the Sixties in the present‐day cultural script.’ Paper presented at the international conference ‘Parenting and Personhood: Cross‐cultural perspectives on expertise, family life and risk management’, University of Kent, 22‐24 June 2016.
  • ‘Generations and the Intimate Politics of Reproduction.’ Paper presented at ‘Moralities and the Intimate Life’, a workshop for postgraduate students organised by the Centre for Research on Culture and Gender, University of Ghent, Belgium, 17‐18 May 2016.
  • ‘Generational determinism and detachment in British social policy.’ Paper presented at the British Sociological Association conference, Aston University, 5 April 2016.
  • ‘Generation wars: Is it time to stop the “Boomer Blaming”?’ Panellist at the Battle of Ideas festival, Barbican, London, 17 October 2015.
  • Peer‐to‐peer networking: David Willetts and Jennie Bristow in the latest Books podcast. Times Higher Education, 31 July 2015. Listen to the debate here.
  • ‘The Suffragettes: Women in public.’ Paper presented at The Academy conference, St Neots, 20 July 2015.
  • ‘The Baby Boomer generation and the problem of knowledge.’ Paper presented at the British Sociological Association annual conference, University of Leeds, 24 April 2014.
  • ‘Putting the past on trial: burning dead witches?’ Panellist at the Battle of Ideas festival, Barbican, London, 17 October 2013. Watch the debate here.
  • ‘“Permissive parenting” and the problem of authority.’ Paper presented at ‘Collisions, Coalitions and Riotous Subjects: The riots one year on’, London South Bank University, 28 September 2012.
  • ‘Standing up to Supernanny.’ Talk to the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies seminar ‘Child-rearing in a risk society’, Aston University, 16-17 September 2009. Watch it here.