Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

ONEFaR Meeting 4: Co-creating agendas - Researching Fatherhoods

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Who this event is for

  • Staff - teaching
  • Staff - research
  • Current students - postgraduate research
  • Academic community
  • Media
  • Invite only


Chakrabarti room, JHB208, JHBB, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site


This invitation-only event has been convened by the ONEFaR network and will bring together academics, policy makers, service users and providers, NGOs and the media to think through future research agendas in relation to Fathering and Fatherhood.

Panel members included David Lammy MP, Adrienne Burgess (Fatherhood Institute), Professor Margaret O'Brien (Institute of Education), Rebecca Asher (Author) and John Adams (Stay-at-home Dad).

The event also involved a presentation by Professor Brid Featherstone (The Open University) on findings from a recent ESRC funded project Beyond male role models? The perspectives of boys and young men.

A special issue of the journal Families, Relationships and Societies focusing on Fatherhood from a European perspective will be launched at the event.


13:30Arrival. Tea and Coffee
14:10Welcome and introduction (Professor Tina Miller)

Panel Discussion (Chaired by Dr Esther Dermott, Bristol University)

Panel members to include:

  • Rt Hon David Lammy MP
  • Rebecca Asher (author of Shattered: Modern Motherhood and the Illusion of Equality)
  • John Adams (Blogger and stay-at-home Dad dadbloguk.com)
  • Adrienne Burgess (Co-director of the Fatherhood Institute), Margaret O'Brien (Director of the Thomas Coram Research Unit. IoE).
15:30Tea and Networking
16:00Opening keynote Beyond male role models? The perspectives of boys and young men (Professor Brid Featherstone, Open University)
17:15Reception and launch of the Special Issue Journal Families, Relationships and Societies 'Fatherhood, caring and paid work: patterns of change and continuity across Europe'
Introduction: Professor David Morgan
Venue: The Lounge, JHBB.