Jim Mansell Memorial Lecture
Each year the Tizard Centre hosts a lecture at the University of Kent and
we invite a mixture of public figures and distinguished academics to discuss a subject of
interest to a wide audience from within and outside the university. The evening is an important way of highlighting issues that we care strongly about and of bringing together people from a range of backgrounds, many of whom we have worked with in the past or are currently working with. The lecture is free of charge and open to all - UKC students, staff and external
visitors are warmly invited to attend.
Due to the inclement weather in March 2018 we sadly had to cancel the planned lecture. We are very much hoping to invite Prof Tom Shakespeare for our 2019 event and details will be posted shortly in this respect.
Professor Tom Shakespeare, Professor of Disability Research, Norwich Medical School (UEA). "Prenatal diagnosis: reactions of people with learning disabilities and their families" This event had to be cancelled due to inclement weather but we are very much hoping that Prof Shakeaspeare will be giving our talk in 2019.
Tom's key research interest is qualitative research about the lives of disabled people and the barriers that they face. He has led projects about disability and sexuality, life as a disabled child, quality of life in restricted growth and is currently working on an ESRC funded project on social relationships in personal assistance, and on an ESRC/DFID funded project on the disability and development gap. In recent years, he has also led several small research projects on aspects of mental health recovery and well-being. His secondary interest is social and ethical aspects of genetics and bioethics and he has led projects about how people make ethical decisions, and about the provision of balanced information in antenatal screening. Prof Shakespeare has written books on disability and sexuality, relational approaches to disability, and genetic politics.
Jim Mansell Memorial Lecture - photographs from our annual events
- 2017 - Henny M.J. van Schrojenstein Lantman de Valk To watch the lecture (Youtube)
- 2016 - Prof David Felce
- 2015 - Vivien Cooper, OBE, Chief Executive Officer of the Challenging Behaviour Foundation
- 2014 - Prof Pat Howlin, Emeritus Prof of Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, London and Prof of Developmental Disorders at the University of Sydney (see resources section for video of this talk)
- 2013 - David Behan, Chief Executive of the Care Quality Commission
- 2012 - Prof Martin Knapp, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and King’s College London (KCL)
- 2011 - Simon Duffy, Centre for Welfare Reform
- 2010 - Professor Gerard Quinn, Director of the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at the NUI Galway School of Law