The Archers - an everyday story of...the real world? domestic abuse in Ambridge and beyond

Wednesday 9 November 2016, 5.30PM

Speaker(s): Polly Neate, Chief Executive of Women's Aid

Speaker: Polly Neate, Chief Executive of Women's Aid in conversation with Judith Buchanan, Director of the Humanities Research Centre.

Introduced by Kate Pickett, Justice and Equality Research Champion, University of York.

Polly Neate, Chief Executive of Women's Aid, is a prominent campaigner and commentator about sexism and violence towards women. Women's Aid was consulted by BBC Radio 4's 'The Archers' on their high profile domestic abuse storyline. In this session we will discuss how this storyline has played out and how it has reflected and contributed to the contemporary debate on domestic abuse and the law. Polly will outline how Women's Aid plays a role in policy and practise in this area.

Light refreshments will be served after the talk.

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Location: The Treehouse, Humanities Research Centre, Berrick Saul Building, University of York Campus West

Admission: All welcome