James Williams is the estimable gentleman who runs Menmatters Radio https://www.youtube.com/user/Menmatters/videos. It was a pleasure meeting him at the recent National Conference for Male Victims of Domestic Violence. The event drew a capacity audience – 120 people – and the presentations were of a very high standard. Everyone agreed it had been a very successful event.
James interviewed a number of people at the conference – people who’d made presentations, and people in the audience. The result is a new video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YNkuc6n1KU, which is well worth watching. It’s a fairly lengthy piece, about 50 minutes, so I thought it might be useful to indicate who’s speaking at various points.
0:00 – 10:17: James Williams.
10:17 – 14.37: Mark Brooks, chairman of Mankind Initiative, the people who organised the event http://mankind.org.uk
14:37 – 18:50: Ian McNicoll, a most remarkable man, the survivor of appalling domestic violence, for which his ex-partner was jailed. We did our own piece on Ian http://j4mb.org.uk/2013/10/22/ian-mcnicoll-we-salute-you/
18:50 – 22:12: David Yarwood (Parity) http://parity-uk.org
22:12 – 24:49: Ann Yarwood (Ascent) http://ascentascot.org
24:49 – 36:00 Mike Buchanan (J4MB). With some embarrassment I note that I made exactly the same point about the feminisation of the NHS twice in this piece. A ‘senior moment’ but in my defence, it had been a very long and demanding day.
38:12 – 40:22: Ian (Thames Valley Police).
40:22 – 41:50: Margaret Gardner (FASO – False Allegation Support Organisation) http://www.false-allegations.org.uk/
41:50 – 42:53: James Williams.
42:53 – 49:51: Extract of a Woman’s Hour programme, recorded on the morning of the Conference, with two academics, Nicola Graham-Kevan and Erica Bowen. They made a very strong contribution to the programme, although the presenter started off with a very silly remark. They also gave excellent presentations in the afternoon at the Conference.
49:51 – 50:36: James Williams.