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Sociology: Focus on Contemporary Family & Household Structures – University Seminar With Dr Beth Jaynes From University of Bath

1st February 2022 @ 15:35 - 16:20




In this live interactive Sociology event, we will be joined by Dr Beth Jaynes, a Lecturer in the Department of Social & Policy Sciences at University of Bath, who will Focus on Contemporary Family & Household Structures.

Often described by neo-conservativism as the ‘cornerstone of society’ the family has arguably been the most important and consistent social institution for thousands of years.

In this session, we reflect on how wider societal and economic influences created the traditional nuclear family.

We will then explore how the family has changed over the past 50 years before considering how families are likely to be structured in the future.


The session aims to deepen students’ understanding of the topic whilst enabling them to access and experience a live online university seminar.


Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Dr Beth Jaynes


Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom, or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other resources will be provided afterwards, where available.


Suitable for: Key Stage 5, and equivalent, students studying or with an interest in studying Sociology and related subjects. Teachers and members of school staff, as always, are welcome too and participants can join as individuals from school/college or home, or as a group from school/college.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: No specific preparation or pre-reading is required although students may like to consider some of the key issues and questions they might like to ask.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:



1st February 2022
15:35 - 16:20
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