Some photos from our seminar

Our seminar today, on ‘Father figures: research and practice with men who care for children’, which was jointly organised by The Open University, Family Matters Institute and, was a great success. We’ll be posting a full report on all the presentations and discussions from the seminar in due course. For now, here are a few photographs from the day. Many thanks to Tanya Hames for many of these photos (the better ones!).

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Jason Pandya Wood, chairing the seminar, introduces the opening session, led by seminar co-organisers Clare Deane and Martin Robb.



Sandy Ruxton talks about the experience of stepfathering.

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Anna Tarrant introduces her research on men as carers in low income families.

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Jason chairs a question-and-answer session with Sandy and Anna.

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Owen Thomas talks about work with young and marginalised fathers.

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Peter Barras discusses ways of encouraging professionals to engage with fathers.

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Clare introduces her new report, published by Family Matters Institute, on ‘The Cost of Family Breakdown’.

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Seminar speakers and participants mingling.

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Seminar participants Nikki Van der Gaag and Aleks Binder.

And finally, some photos of our lively discussion groups:

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