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Drawing on original archival research, Saracens F.C. club historians Colin Veitch and Tom Weir add a historical perspective to contemporary debates on injury risk in rugby.
Dr Alana Harris examines the Pope's Amoris Laetitia and asks what these can teach us about the evolution of the Catholic Church.
Ann Lyon explores the historical implications of the recent revelations regarding Archbishop Justin Welby's paternity.
Dr Angela Davis examines funding for childcare in previous times of austerity and draws historical lessons for the Childcare Bill 2015-16
Dr. Alana Harris looks at the developments of the recent Synod of the Family and shows how the institution can revitalise itself to make it relevant for the Digital Age.
Concern about child sex abuse, and attempts to prevent it, have a long history, argue Dr Adrian Bingham, Dr Lucy Delap, Dr Louise Jackson and Dr Louise Settle.
The cliché that 'children are the future' is true. They bear the burden of society's expectations and have been used to imagine and promote adults' ideas of the future. What are the consequences for children today?
A new scheme to encourage fathers to become more 'involved' with their children is not new, relies on misplaced notions of a 'golden age' of stable, nuclear families, and the 'feckless' father stereotype, argue Dr Laura King and Dr Julie-Marie Strange.
Love can bloom in myriad forms in 21st century Britain. In 2014 same-sex marriage was legalised and forced marriage criminalised. Is freedom of choice in marriage the touchstone of a tolerant society? Dr Julia Moses, of Sheffield University, explores the complex and often conflicting relationship between individual freedoms and state regulation of the family, revealing changing ideas and rules about marriage in Britain since the 16th century.
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