• Frank Furedi
  • Frank Furedi
  • Sociologist, commentator and author

The future depends on us

Generally, uncertainty is perceived as something negative. For example, world stock markets seem to fall relentlessly at the first whiff of a lack of benchmarks. But uncertainty can be an opportunity, too.

The baby boomers have stolen the family silver

Debate with David Willetts, Laurie Penny and Ed Howker. Frank spoke against the motion, arguing that generation was one of the least useful sociological categories, and ridiculing the idea that the current cohort of twentysomethings is worse off than young people in the Seventies.

Perspectives on the rise of parenting science

Keynote talk given at two-day seminar, Monitoring Parents: Science, evidence, experts and the new parenting culture, held in September 2011, organised by the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies.

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