Inaugural Lecture: Professor Tanya Byron

24th Mar 2009 - 6:00pm - 7:15pm

Faculty of Health and Social Care

The Trouble With Kids

Why the UK has some of the most unhappy, unhealthy, fat, alcoholic, pregnant and generally miserable teens in Europe.

On Tuesday, 24 March, 2009 Professor Tanya Byron will address this question during a free public lecture, delivered to celebrate her becoming a Professor at Edge Hill University.

Her lecture will address the growing issue of ephebiphobia, the fear of young people and how it is not UK kids that are the problem, but the way that UK society judges them. She will examine how difficult it is for young people to have aspirations, when they are constantly being told how bad they are.

The lecture will explore Edge Hill University, of which Professor Byron is the Chancellor, as an example of an institution that challenges social negativity towards young people.

The lecture will be delivered in the £14 million state-of-the-art Faculty of Health building, situated on the University’s Ormskirk campus. The evening will begin with pre-lecture drinks at 5pm, followed by the lecture at 6pm and with refreshments at 7.15pm.

Professor Byron will be signing copies of her books, several of which will be available to purchase on the night.

Professor Byron’s lecture marks the beginning of Edge Hill University’s spring series of inaugural lectures, as new professors mark their appointment and the University showcases its academic talent.

Please note, all tickets for this lecture have now been allocated.