10.00 Opening remarks
10.15-11.30 Session 1: “Professional Love” – convened by Emma Wolverson (Hull)
Peter Oakes (Doncaster Disability Services): What’s love got to do with it? Long-term support and love by paid staff in psychological health and wellbeing services.
Charlotte Cowell (Hull): The role of care home staff in facilitating continuity of love for couples living with dementia following a transition into residential care.
11.45-13.00 Session 2: “Digital Love” – convened by Susanne Vosmer (Hull)
Olga Mudraya (Huddersfield): Language in online dating by over-50s.
Jo Bell & Louis Bayley (Hull): Online expressions of love in the face of grief.
13.45-15.00 Session 3: “Love/Community/Family” – convened by Julie Seymour (Hull)
Jo Britton (Sheffield): Exploring the lives of Muslim Men: Family, Community and Generation.
Julie Walsh (Sheffield): Community Love: The significance of ‘family’ in a city that is increasingly culturally diverse
15.15-16.00 Paper & discussion: Love+/-Loss.
Michael Gratzke (Hull): Critical Love Studies and the ends of love.
Wine reception (until 16.45)