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Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences

Faculty of Law

On Thursday 28 January 2021, Professor Jens Scherpe will be joined by Professor Susan Golombok (Director of the Centre for Family Researh) for 'We Are Family', a conversation about what 'family' really means today.

In Golombok’s recently published book, We Are Family: The Modern Transformation of Parents and Children, her research points to the ever-diversifying structure of families, including families created by IVF, sperm donation, egg donation, embryo donation and surrogacy, and families with lesbian mothers, gay fathers, transgender parents and single mothers by choice. She finds that what matters most for children is not the composition of their family. Instead, it is the quality of their relationships with their parents, the support of their wider community, and the laws of the society in which they live.

These experts will dive into how new families are formed in the 21st century, the consequences for children, the legality of family, and many other family topics in this hour-long discussion.

A recording of the event is available here.

Thursday, 28 January, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:00
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