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'Children at War' A Cumberland Conversation
Mon 24 April 2017, 18:00 – 19:00 BST
'Children at War'
Recent events in Syria, Africa and elsewhere have highlighted the impact of warfare on children. In this Cumberland Conversation Martin Parsons, editor of the international journal Children at War, joins Cumberland Lodge principal Canon Dr Edmund Newell to discuss the effects on children caught up in conflict; what can we learn from past experiences and the generational effects that impact refugees and evacuees.
Martin Parsons is a Research Fellow and Honorary Life Fellow at the University of Reading, where he was previously Associate Professor and Director of the Research Centre for Evacuee and War Child Studies. He was also Professor of War Child Studies at the University of Lodz.
His publications include I’ll Take That One (1998), which is widely regarded as the definitive history of wartime evacuation in the UK and was a Times ‘Book of the Week’. HIs book War Child: Children in Conflict (2008) investigates the plight of children in war zones across the world since the 1930s.
He has contributed to television programmes for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, and co-wrote a BBC Radio 4 series The Evacuation: The True Story, which won a Sony Gold Award. He has organised several church services to commemorate children in war, including at Westminster Abbey, and St Paul’s and Liverpool cathedrals.
Doors open at 17:30 and seating is unreserved.
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