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21st Century Giants – a panel debate

Wednesday 29 November 2017, 6.00PM

Speaker: Panel discussion with previous speakers from the series, chaired by Nicholas Timmins

Five Giants: Then and now

75 years after publication of the Beveridge Report - can the welfare state survive?

Karen Bloor, Jonathan Bradshaw, Tim Doran, Caroline Glendinning, Alan Maynard, Karen Mumford, Nicholas Pleace, Chris Renwick and Roy Sainsbury - chaired by Nicholas Timmins

To conclude the series, we will hold a panel debate, considering the relevance of Beveridge for the 21st century.  This will include all of the lecturers from the series, some new contributors to represent new 'Giants' and, we hope, the active contribution of members of the audienceAfter 75 years, do these ‘five giant evils’ remain in UK society?  What progress have we made, and what continues to challenge us?  Are there new ‘giants’ to slay, and can the welfare state survive?

Karen Bloor is Professor of Health Economics and Policy in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York, and the University's Research Champion for Health and Well-being. 

Jonathan Bradshaw is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at the University of York, where he has been since 1967. He was founding Director of the Social Policy Research Unit and head of the Department of Social Policy and Social Work. 

Tim Doran is Professor of Health Policy in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York, and he leads research into the impacts of health and social policies on health inequalities. He is a Wellcome Senior Investigator, working on 're-engineering Health Policy Research for Fairer Decisions and Better Health'.

Caroline Glendinning is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at the University of York, specialising in social care research. She was Professor of Social Policy in the Social Policy Research Unit from 2004 to 2014. 

Alan Maynard is Emeritus Professor of Economics in the Department of Health Sciences, University of York, previously Founding Director of the University of York’s Centre for Health Economics, Chairman of York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Chairman of Vale of York NHS Commissioning Group.

Karen Mumford is Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and Related Studies at the University of York.  She is a labour economist with research interests in women in the labour market. 

Nicholas Pleace is Professor of Social Policy at the University of York and Director of the York’s Centre for Housing Policy.

Chris Renwick is Senior Lecturer in modern history at the University of York. He is the author of Bread for All: The Origins of the Welfare State, which was published by Allen Lane in September 2017

Roy Sainsbury is Professor of Social Policy in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of York.  

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Location: Ron Cooke Hub auditorium, Campus East

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