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Child Poverty - a challenge for the UK - a challenge for Teesside

Public Lecture by Prof. Martin Narey at the University of Teesside

Prof. Martin Narey is Chief Executive of Barnado’s and has been Chief Executive of the Prison Service. The title of his lecture is:

Child poverty - a challenge for the UK - a challenge for Teesside.

The lecture will be held on Wednesday 4th February at 6.30pm in Room H0.01 of the Centuria Building (refreshments are served from 6pm).

Martin Narey is Chief Executive of Barnardo's and Chair of the End Child Poverty Coalition. He was born in Middlesbrough and has, through his work, made an invaluable contribution to education and social inclusion. He was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Teesside in 2007. The UK is regarded as one of the richest nations, yet we have levels of child poverty which should shame us. While most of us enjoy more affluence than our parents might have dreamed of, a third of all children in the UK grow up in poverty. This is not simply 'relative poverty' but a grinding and dispiriting poverty of income, education and aspiration. In a society which is growing more unequal, where social mobility has alarmingly slowed, children growing up in some parts of Teesside have not only depressed life chances but depressed life expectancy. In his lecture Martin will argue that there is an urgent economic and moral case for us to eradicate child poverty both in Teesside and in the wider UK.

Please contact Martin White at the e-mail address below if you wish to attend


  • Dates04 Feb 2009 - 04 Feb 2009
  • AddressRoom H0.01, Centuria Building
    University of Teesside
    TS1 3BA

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