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Thursday, 21 October 2010, 3:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Part Two - 'From Bowlby to Balls: Changes in the compatibility of motherhood and employment' and 'Youth Transitions: From Predictable to Precarious Pathways'

Professor Heather Joshi, Professor John Bynner, Professor Tim Connell

A wide-ranging examination of developments in social and political attitudes and behaviours, which will include a range of topics such as changes in the compatibility of motherhood and employment over the last sixty years.

The symposium will include the following specific contributions: 

From Bowlby to Balls: Changes in the compatibility of motherhood and employment by Professor Heather Joshi    

Youth Transitions: From Predictable to Precarious Pathways by Professor John Bynner

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Heather Joshi is Professor of Economic and Developmental Demography at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute for Education, University of London. 
She was previously the Director of the Centre for Longitudinal Studies from 2003 to 2010, and its Deputy Director from 1994. She is also the Co-Chair of the European Child Cohort Network fostering international collaboration and comparison between cohort studies. Professor Joshi is an economic demographer who has used a number of longitudinal datasets including the ONS LS. Her research has been mainly concerned with the family, the labour market, gender child development, but also includes spatial issues.

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Professor BYnner was Director of Longview from 2005-2010. Before that he was Director of the Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute for Education, University of London, from 1998-2003, leading the Centre’s work on the National Child Development Study (NCDS) and the 1970 British Cohort study (BCS70).

Previous posts in the Institute of Education include Director of the Bedford Group for Lifecourse and Statistical Studies; Executive Director of the Centre for Research on the Wider Benefits of Learning, and first Director of the National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy (NRDC).

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An honorary life fellow of Gresham College, Professor Tim Connell is an Emeritus Foundation professor at City, University of London, where he set up a full range of language activities over a period of nineteen years. He was a longstanding member of Senate and also chaired the Joint Negotiating Committee between management and unions. He is a graduate of Oxford, Liverpool and London universities, and has studied in Spain and Mexico. He also holds the degree of Doctor of Letters from City, University of London.

His particular interest is in the field of professional training for translators and interpreters, where he works closely with the Chartered Institute of Linguists, of which he has recently been appointed an Honorary Life Fellow in recognition of his seventeen years as Vice-President and eleven years as Chair of the Educational Trust over a thirty-year period of service. Tim is a regular contributor to the professional journal The Linguist and is also a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Languages Group, which he addresses with some regularity. He is a Visiting Professor at Richmond International University, developing links with links with China in particular.

International education is another area of key concern. Tim is deputy chair of the international course board for ESCP, (the French grande école based in Paris) which also covers London, Berlin, Madrid and Turin. He has had professional links with Latin America for many years, which has provided ample material for his classes on cultural communication and awareness.

He writes and broadcasts regularly on a wide range of themes relating to London, languages in the modern world and diverse cultural topics. In the past three years he has published chapters on livery companies in the City of London; Languages and Brexit;  and he was the lead writer in 2018 for Get Smart About Scandals, a report on past lessons for future finance. He has also revised the history of Canning House, home to the Luso-Hispanic Brazilian Society, with which he has had an association for nearly forty years. 

Tim has developed particular links in the Square Mile as a Freeman of the City of London and sits on the Court of the Stationers' Company where he Chair of Public Access Committee, which supports the Hall charity.

As a Fellow of Gresham College he sits on the Academic Board and has organised cycles of lectures in the Mondays at One series for 24 years, looking at topics of mainly current interest and speaks on a variety of subjects himself.  He has devised half-day symposia on a wide range of themes with an invited panel of experts and is currently looking at the development of webinars. Since 2006 he has been Chairman of the Gresham Society, which supports Gresham College.

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21 October 2010

Part Two - 'From Bowlby to Balls: Changes in the compatibility of motherhood and employment' and 'Youth Transitions: From Predictable to Precarious Pathways'
Professor Heather Joshi
Professor John Bynner
Professor Tim Connell

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