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PEALS 20th Anniversary Celebrations Launched with a seminar from Professor Tom Shakespeare.

PEALS 20th Anniversary Celebrations Launched with a seminar from Professor Tom Shakespeare

Throughout 2019 PEALS is celebrating 20 years since it was founded by Professor Erica Haimes in 1999. Tom Shakespeare, then at Newcastle Sociology was also involved from the outset, and so it was a privilege to invite Tom back to Newcastle to give the first of a series of seminars during our year of special events.

Tom is now Professor of Disability Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His talk, “Ageing, sex and disability: more untold stories” reflected on his research in 1995-1996 on disabled peoples’ sexuality, and the follow-up with some of the same participants in 2015-2016, with a focus on how ageing affected their experiences.

It was a great pleasure to have Tom with us to launch our anniversary, and we hope to see him again during the course of the year.

Tom Shakespeare launch seminar

published on: 18 March 2019