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Drinking Spaces and Places

The impact of drinking alcohol in excess is seen both in terms of individual health and disorder in public spaces. This seminar focuses on why policy levers need to recognise the importance of where and how people drink.


Seminar - Drinking spaces and places: Examining who drinks alcohol, where and why?
• Wednesday 10 February 2010 10.00am to 4.00pm
RGS-IBG, London

The impact of drinking alcohol in excess is seen both in terms of individual health and disorder in public spaces. This seminar focuses on why policy levers need to recognise the importance of where and how people drink.

Tickets (including refreshments): full £60, academics / RGS-IBG members £40, students £15

Book Drinking Spaces and Places online at www.rgs.org/environmentandsociety

Or contact the Events Office on 020 7591-3100 or events@rgs.org

For enquiries about the event, including policy content, please contact Dr Steven Toole, Policy and Public Affairs, on 020 7591-3008 or policy@rgs.org

Draft Programme: All speakers confirmed, unless otherwise indicated

9.30 Registration
10.00 Introduction
Rita Gardner, Director RGS-IBG & Morning Chair (tbc)

10.05 Session 1: Policy Context
Government Health Minister: Andy Burnham MP (Secretary of State, Health) (invited)
Speaker on National Health Survey: How much do people drink, where and who? Dr Nicola Shelton, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health University College London and Elizabeth Fuller, NATCEN
Speaker on culture of drinking: Historical/cultural reasons for drinking – how the ‘current crisis’ has built over thirty years, focusing on ‘public spaces’ Dr James Kneale, Geography, University College London

11.20 Coffee Break

11.30 Session 2: Private Drinking Places: Home and Away
Speaker providing retailing perspective: Speaker to be confirmed from retail sector
Speaker assessing the shift in emphasis from city-centre to the home, and the role of relationships at home: Dr Mark Jayne and Professor Gill Valentine, Geography, Leeds and Dr Sarah Holloway, Geography, Loughborough, talking about their work, including that funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Public health perspective: Speaker to be confirmed

12.45 Lunch Break

13.45 Session 3: Public Drinking Spaces
Designing drinking spaces: Looking at the relationship between the public spaces which are being created, linked in part to regeneration strategies, and drinking behaviours: Professor Marion Roberts and Dr Adam Eldridge, School of Architecture and the Built Environment, University of Westminster
Balancing local spaces – a local government perspective - balancing between licencing and managing public disorder: Speaker to be confirmed
Criminality and drinking: Dr Fiona Measham, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Lancaster

15.00 Coffee Break

15.15 Session 4: Panel Discussion
To be confirmed

16.00 Conclusions and closing statement
Afternoon Chair (Professor Graeme Moon, Geography, Southampton)


Speaker(s):

Professor Gill Valentine | talks
Dr Nicola Shelton | talks
Dr James Kneale | talks
Dr Mark Jayne | talks
Dr Sarah Holloway | talks
Liz Fuller | talks
Professor Marion Roberts | talks
Dr Adam Eldridge | talks
Dr Fiona Measham | talks

 

Date and Time:

10 February 2010 at 10:00 am

Duration:

Full Day

 

Venue:

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
1 Kensington Gore
London
SW7 2AR
0207 591 3100
http://www.rgs.org/whatson

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Tickets:

£15 for students; £40 for academics/members; £60 for others

Available from:

Or contact the Events Office on 020 7591-3100 or events@rgs.org or online at www.rgs.org/environmentandsociety

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