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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

The following are a list of Gender Equity Network events. For other events that may be of interest, please see http://www.malepsychology.org.uk/events/


Free / open presentation of film at UCL

The Red Pill: bridging the gender empathy gap

When a feminist filmmaker sets out to document the mysterious and polarizing world of the Men’s Rights Movement, she begins to question her own beliefs. Jaye had only heard about the Men’s Rights Movement as being a misogynist hate-group aiming to turn back the clock on women’s rights, but when she spends a year filming the leaders and followers within the movement, she learns the various ways men are disadvantaged and discriminated against.  The Red Pill challenges the audience to pull back the veil, question societal norms, and expose themselves to an alternate perspective on gender equality, power and privilege. Further details of the film are here http://www.genderequitynetwork.org.uk/the-red-pill...

Before the film there will be a short presentation on how this film represents an important breakthrough moment in a person's ability to feel more empathy for men's issues. 

Thurs 8th Dec 2016, 6pm - 8.30pm

Presenters: John Barry, Belinda Brown

Details: G29, Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Location: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/maps/jz-young-lt



Free / open lecture, 15th Dec 2016, UCL

Gender differences in patterns of domestic violence. 

Presenter: Dr Ben Hine, University of West London

Thurs 15th Dec 2016, 6.30-7.30 pm

Details: In this talk, Dr Hine will discuss his research on domestic violence against men and women. Further details will be posted soon.

The Darwin lecture theatre, UCL, Gower St, London WC1E 6BT.

A map showing the location is here http://crf.casa.ucl.ac.uk/screenRoute.aspx?s=386&d=67&w=False

Further details will be posted soon.



PREVIOUS EVENTS

Battle of Ideas: Gender Wars

Sun Oct 23, 12-3pm, Barbican Centre, London EC2Y 8DS

Asking questions like "Is masculinity toxic for boys?" and "What's wrong with men's rights?"

Speakers include Peter Lloyd, author of Stand By Your Manhood

Tickets from £10 to £100

Full info http://www.battleofideas.org.uk/2016/session/11590...


Free / open lecture, 20th Oct 2016, UCL

Are gender differences in study and job participation a national problem?

Presenter: Dr Gijsbert Stoet of Leeds Beckett University

See an extract of the lecture here 

Thurs 20th Oct 2016, 6.30-7.30 pm

Details: There are considerable gender differences in subject choices in education and in choices of occupation e.g. fewer women in STEM fields. These differences can be the subject of some controversy. 

Politicians and social commentators often argue that something needs to be done about the gender imbalance in study and work, but often without giving any clear arguments for why this would be necessary. It is almost as if they do not need to explain because everybody knows. However a properly informed discussion about this agenda is overdue.

In this talk, Dr Gijsbert Stoet of Leeds Beckett University, leading expert in gender and education, will review various arguments behind the agenda to change the gender balance in subject choice and at work. 

The Darwin lecture theatre, UCL, Gower St, London WC1E 6BT.

A map showing the location is here http://crf.casa.ucl.ac.uk/screenRoute.aspx?s=386&d=67&w=False

Further details http://events.ucl.ac.uk/event/event:w2r-ite4k33p-u...



Debate on Athen SWAN / gender equality, King's College London, 12th Oct 2016, 6pm

See our review of the debate here http://www.genderequitynetwork.org.uk/people-vote-...

Who needs Athena SWAN?

See the debate here 

Details: “Who needs Athena Swan?  This house believes that UK universities already offer equal opportunities for all”. 55th Maudsley debate 

For the motion:

- Belinda Brown, Co-founder of the Gender Equity Network, UCL

- Dr Joanna Williams, Senior Lecturer in Higher Education, University of Kent, author of “Academic Freedom in an age of Conformity"

Against the motion:

- Prof Clare Gerada MBE, Former Chair, Royal College of General Practitioners 

- Femi Otijou, Founder and Training Director, Challenge Consultancy

Chair:

- Shubulade Smith, Consultant Psychiatrist, SLAM and Clinical Senior Lecturer, IoPPN

Location: Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, Wolfson Lecture Theatre.




Lecture 29th Oct 2015

'The impact of gender equality schemes on the STEMM workforce'.

Description: an evaluation of the progress of gender equality policies, such as Athena SWAN, in making the workplace a fairer place for men and women.

29th Oct 2015, 6.15pm, UCL

Presenter: Dr John Barry

See the lecture here http://www.genderequitynetwork.org.uk/inaugural-le...

Details http://events.ucl.ac.uk/event/event:m4c-ieveqn6e-q...

See the lecture here http://www.genderequitynetwork.org.uk/inaugural-le...


Lecture 10th Dec 2015

'Gender equality and the family courts'

Description: Presenter Karen Woodall, of London's Family Separation Clinic, will evaluate the claims that men are unfairly treated by the family courts, leading to parental alienation syndrome in children.

10th Dec 2015, 6.15pm, UCL

Presenter: Karen Woodall

Details: AV Hill lecture theatre, UCL, Gower St, http://events.ucl.ac.uk/event/event:g3s-igxpr494-y...


Lecture 21st Jan 2016

Title: 'Gender equality versus meritocracy'.

Description: Belinda Brown will explore the extent to which gender equality schemes, such as Athena Swan, contribute to or undermine our meritocratic principles. Belinda asks: "Should we be aiming for a 50:50 representation in all areas as it current policy from the UN downwards, or are there alternative but equally equitable ways of thinking about gender representation at work?"

Thurs 21st January 2016, 6.15pm, UCL

Presenter: Belinda Brown, one of the founders of the Gender Equity Network and writer for The Conservative Woman.

This lecture replaces Neil Lyndon's lecture (details below) which had to be cancelled due to illness. Neil will reschedule for late in 2016.

Details: AV Hill lecture theatre, UCL, Gower St, London. http://events.ucl.ac.uk/event/event:r1g-iibj4u9w-y...

See the lecture here 


Date: Thurs 25th Feb 2016, 6.15pm, UCL

Title: 'Gender disparity in imprisonment'.

Description: Statistics show that for the same crime, men are more likely to be imprisoned than women, and more likely to receive longer sentences. These and other criminal justice phenomena will be explored in this free lecture.

Presenter: Rick Bradford, better known as Will Collins in his highly respected and popular blogs on MRA-uk.

Details: AV Hill lecture theatre, UCL, Gower St, London WC1E 6BT.

Map, and directions from Euston Square tube station http://crf.casa.ucl.ac.uk/screenRoute.aspx?s=1178&...

See the lecture here http://www.genderequitynetwork.org.uk/prison-no-pl...


Date: Thurs 31st March 2016, 6.15pm, UCL

Title: Men and Boys’ Issues in Westminster and Whitehall: Why the silence?

Description: This lecture reviews how men and boys’ issues are addressed neither by Westminster politicians nor ‘Whitehall’ organisations. A comparison is made with how women and girls’ issues are routinely considered at all levels of government.

Presenter: Mark Brooks, Chair of the Mankind Initiative http://new.mankind.org.uk/ member of the International Men’s Day UKteam http://ukmensday.org.uk/ and former Parliamentary Candidate and councillor. 

Details: AV Hill lecture theatre, UCL, Gower St, London WC1E 6BT.

A map showing the location is here http://www.ucl.ac.uk/estates/roombooking/building-location/?id=016 

Directions to the venue from Euston Square underground station are here http://crf.casa.ucl.ac.uk/screenRoute.aspx?s=1178&d=115&w=False

See the lecture here   

Download the lecture slides here 



Presentation to UCL Women, 11th May 2016

Title: 'Whose Lives Do Gender Equality Policies Improve?'.

Description: Belinda Brown explores the possibility that gender equality policies are turning a blind eye to some of the most serious areas of inequality.

Presenter: Belinda Brown, one of the founders of the Gender Equity Network

Details: Dept of Psychology, 26 Bedford Way, London. Open to UCL 

Download the lecture slides here http://www.slideshare.net/BelindaBrown10/slideshel...



Date: Thurs 26th May 2016, 6.30pm, UCL

Title: Why does the field of psychology ignore the male gender?

Description: We live in a culture that is often blind to gender differences, especially when they adversely affect men (e.g. suicide, homelessness) and boys (e.g. educational underperformance). In this Gender Equity Network lecture, Martin Seager, consultant clinical psychologist, author, and expert in men's mental health, asks the question: “Why, in the field of psychology, is there blindness to the male gender, and what can be done about it?"

Presenter: Martin Seager, consultant clinical psychologist, author, and expert in men's mental health.

Details: AV Hill lecture theatre, UCL, Gower St, London WC1E 6BT.

A map showing the location is here http://www.ucl.ac.uk/estates/roombooking/building-location/?id=016 

Directions to the venue from Euston Square underground station are here http://crf.casa.ucl.ac.uk/screenRoute.aspx?s=1178&d=115&w=False 

See the lecture here 


Other lectures (dates to be arranged)

Title: 'Does gender equality in the 21st century allow for the role of male protector'?

Description: A presentation on the erosion of the role of male protector, and the impact of this on gender relations. The presenter is Neil Lyndon, author of the seminal textbook 'No more sex war'. Neil will explore the evidence that men have become a menace to women rather than supporters and protectors of women.

Presenter: Neil Lyndon, author and journalist.

Details: AV Hill lecture theatre, UCL, Gower St, London.

DATE TO BE ARRANGED