A couple of days ago we heard from Belinda Brown, a scheduled speaker at the conference, that she would not be able to give her talk. She writes:
Belinda’s beloved husband Geoff Dench has recently passed away. Although her husband has always been a great supporter of her work, and she knows he would love her to speak at the conference, Belinda fears that owing to the demands of funeral arrangements and so on she will not have her speech ready in time for the conference. Geoff was the author of “Transforming Men; Changing Patterns of Dependency and Dominance in Gender Relations” and the ideas contained in Geoff’s book strongly underpin Belinda’s own. Belinda strongly recommends reading it if you haven’t already. Please note the title of the book was not Geoff’s!
Our thoughts are with Belinda at this difficult time.
Elizabeth Hobson, our Director of Communications, has kindly agreed to step into the breech. Her talk will be titled, “Activating the Non-Feminist Sector”.