A Commitment to Welfare: the impact of Richard Titmuss on health and social policy
Thursday 22 October 2020, 1.30pm to 3.00pm
Hosted by the Department of Social Policy and the Department of Health Policy- online public event
Speakers: Jon Ashworth MP, Dr Sara Machado, Professor Lucinda Platt, Professor John Stewart
Chair: Professor Sir Julian Le Grand
Having joined the LSE in 1950, Richard Titmuss almost single-handedly, created the academic field of social administration (what we would now call social policy) in Britain. He wrote extensively on health, inequalities and other welfare issues, which have again come to the fore in the COVID-19 pandemic. What can we learn from Richard Titmuss as we look forward to the post-COVID world?
Our panel of experts in health and social policy issues will reflect on the life and legacy of Richard Titmuss via the lens of his extensive work, particularly those around the principles of altruism and social solidarity, as well as his role in policy and academic networks at home and internationally.
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