CRFR informal seminars are FREE but booking is essential. To register please email: (CRFR reserves the right to charge a £5 cancellation fee if a booking is made but the delegate fails to appear)

Please feel free to bring your lunch (we will provide water, but as the seminars are free we cannot provide tea or coffee. You are welcome to bring some with you and you can get a take-away from the Business School Café at 29 Buccleuch Place).

Informal seminar

School: the best place to create a healthy future?

Tuesday 5 September 2017 • 12.30pm to 1.30pm
CRFR meeting room, 23 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh

Renate Dietvorst, Maastricht University, Netherlands

The south of the Netherlands has implemented an intervention, focused on a whole school approach, in which schools adopt healthy school programs. The intervention focuses on many aspects of health and education such as: lifestyle behavior, socio-economic inequalities in health, cost-effectiveness, sustainability and even school achievements.
The law is an important factor in health, with Article 24 of the Convention of the Rights of the Child stating that the child has a right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health. Is there is a legal role for schools in the realisation of the right to the highest attainable standard of health in the Netherlands, and how will this relate to parents, children and teachers?
This seminar will discuss this role from a legal perspective, focusing on the lessons learned by the Netherlands from the Scottish Health and Education Acts.

Informal seminar

Linking family trajectories and personal networks in an international perspective

Wednesday 13 September 2017 • 12.30pm to 1.30pm
CRFR meeting room, 23 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh

Jacques-Antoine Gauthier, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Through social participation, individuals develop personal networks composed of family and nonfamily ties. The prominence of those personal relationships varies across the lifecourse in relation to major transitions and events. Welfare states can influence this variation. This seminar will centre around research which looks at co-residence (who people live with) over time, focusing on the twenty year period between 1990-2010 in three European countries – Switzerland, Portugal and Lithuania.

Informal seminar

Reproductive health on the margins: women who killed their newborn babies

Tuesday 26 September 2017 • 12.30pm to 1.30pm

CRFR meeting room, 23 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh

Julie Ancian, EHESS (School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences), France.

In this seminar Julie will present a qualitative study of neonaticide cases, based on judicial and intimate narratives of neonaticidal acts. Neonaticide refers to the killing of a newborn on the day of its birth, exclusively by the woman who gave birth, in the context of an unintended and concealed pregnancy. Narratives of women who committed neonaticide highlight the obstacles they encountered in implementing an efficient use of contraception and then trying to get an abortion within legal deadlines. The study of these ‘outwith the norm’ reproductive experiences challenges current discourses, which tend to naturalise motherhood, and provides food for thought on the notion of choice as applied to the reproductive lifecourse.

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