Symposium programme

9.15am-9.45am Registration

9.45am-10.00am Introduction, Viv Burr
10.00am-10.30am Telling Women’s Stories, Jo Woodiwiss

10.30am-11.00am Refreshments

11.00am -12.30pm Women’s Voices, Women’s Narratives, Chair: Annie Topping
– In Women’s Words: Recounting Experiences of Fatigue, Marilynne N Kirshbaum
– Supporting Women and Children Experiencing Domestic Abuse?: Service Provision in an Age of Austerity, Berenice Golding and Sue Peckover
– Narratives Told By, For and About Women Refugees, Kate Smith

12.30pm-1.30pm Lunch

1.30pm-3.00pm Spoken and Unspoken Stories: Constructions of ‘Good’ Mothering, Chair: Sasha Williams
– Good Mothering, Feminisms and Infant Feeding, Abigail Locke
– Mothering from the Inside: Narratives of Women in Prison, Kelly Lockwood
– “I Wouldn’t Change it for the World”: Younger Mothers’ Stories of Mothering through Relationship Abuse, Julia Langley

3.00pm-3.30pm Refreshments

3.30pm-4.30pm Women Researching Women: Roundtable discussion led by Gráinne McMahon

Further information

If you would like to make an informal enquiry about the symposium, or if you have any questions, please leave a comment below or email


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