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The Paternity Debate

Part of Being A Man

Why do so few fathers opt to take any extra time off work, despite recent changes to UK law which make it possible for men to take shared parental leave in addition to two weeks of paternity leave?

Does this reflect a prejudice against men being stay-at-home dads, or male anxieties about career expectations? We ask this and whether a more balanced sharing of parental leave could change not only the workplace but also relationships between fathers and children for the better.

Following on from our Paternity Leave debate at BAM 2016, we check in with the latest statistics, and see if the landscape is beginning to change.

Featuring Angela Saini, an award-winning science journalist, author and broadcaster, and author of Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong – and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story.

Dates & times

24 Nov 2017
Approximate run time: 60 mins
  • 2:00 pm


Royal Festival Hall
Level 5 Function Room, Green side, Royal Festival Hall


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This event is included in both the Friday Being A Man Pass and the Being A Man Weekend Pass.