Lucy Jones | Matrescence

Sat 20 Apr 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lucy Jones
Lucy Jones - Matrescence
Alona Ferber

Lucy Jones presents her radical new examination of the transition into motherhood and how it affects the mind, brain and body. These seismic effects are largely unrepresented across literature and the arts, and speaking about motherhood in anything other than pastel hues remains, for the most part, taboo. Jones offers an urgent examination of the modern institution of motherhood and seeks to unshackle parents from oppressive social norms. 

In conversation with The New Statesman’s Alona Ferber


Venue: Old Divinity School

Duration: 1 hour

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Author biography

Lucy Jones is a writer and journalist based in Hampshire, England. She previously worked at NME and the Daily Telegraph, and her writing on culture, science and nature has been published in GQ, BBC Wildlife, The Sunday Times, the Guardian and the New Statesman. Her first book, Foxes Unearthed, was celebrated for its ‘brave, bold and honest’ (Chris Packham) account of our relationship with the fox, winning the Society of Authors’ Roger Deakin Award 2015. 

Chair Biography

Alona Ferber is the editor of the New Statesman’s Spotlight policy section and supplement. She writes on policy and politics, including her specialist coverage of Israel, and conducts interviews with major public figures.