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RSA Event: Families and Place

Home is where we start from. Join our expert panel for this lively debate.

Housing and neighbourhood have been on the margins of the policy debates on children and family services and yet are very influential in people’s day-to-day lives. Families and the relationships between family members are profoundly affected by where they live. This debate will explore how society can reverse the current absolute correlation between how well-off a family is and the quality of the place they live in, and consider how we might all live in places where we believe we can do the best for our children.

Speakers to include:
Sarah Gaventa, Director, CABE Space; Gerard Lemos, Partner, Lemos & Crane (Social Researchers); Mary MacLeod, Chief Executive, Family and Parenting Institute; John Swinney, Chief Executive, Pinnacle and Lynsey Hanley, writer, commentator and author of Estates: an intimate history

Chaired by Polly Toynbee, columnist, The Guardian

Book your free place online or by emailing lectures@rsa.org.uk or by phoning 020 7451 6868.


Ms Polly Toynbee | talks
Sarah Gaventa | talks
Gerard Lemos | talks
Mary McLeod | talks
John Swinney | talks
Lynsey Hanley | talks


Date and Time:

9 April 2008 at 6:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



8 John Adam Street
+44 20 7451 6868

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