Connecting Public Policy and Human Relationships
Welcome to the Policy Seminar page where you will find information about the policy-focused free seminars which have been running since 2003.
What are the Policy Seminars?
The seminars are a forum where high profile speakers from within and outside the Trust present original ideas on public and social policy, followed by an audience debate in which there is genuine participation.
Recent topics have included 'the politics of race in adoption' and 'the meaning of neo-liberalism'. In 2011/12, speakers have included Polly Toynbee (Guardian columnist), Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett (author of the controversial The Spirit Level) and Tim Dartington (author of Managing Vulnerability).
Thursday 21st February 6-8 pm
Well known author and broadcaster Oliver James on the topic - 'Not all in your Genes: The gobsmacking implications of evidence from the human genome project'
Thursday March 21st 6-8 pm
Rob Senior (Medical Director T&P) and Jocelyn Cornwell (Kings Fund) will be speaking. Their theme is 'Can the NHS Learn: Reflecting on the Francis Report - the Inquiry into Mid Staffs NHS Foundation Trust'.
The second Francis Report will be published in January.
When do they happen?
Seminars take place six times a year on Thursdays from 6-8pm.
Email: email@example.com to find out when the next seminar will take place, and to reserve a place.
Archive of previous policy papers
The Heroic and the Stoical - Tim Dartington
Rethinking Audit and Inspection - Michael Rustin
What’s wrong with happiness? - Michael Rustin
What Happened to Democratic Leadership? - David Armstrong and Michael Rustin
What happened to the idea of unconscious defences against anxiety? - Andrew Cooper
Members of the steering group (biographies of members to come shortly)
Professor Andrew Cooper
Professor Michael Rustin
Dr Tim Dartington
Dr Rob Senior
Dr Sebastian Kraemer