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In front of an audience author and journalist Madeleine Bunting untangles the many definitions of 'care' we may encounter over the course of a life.

Author and journalist Madeleine Bunting - in front of an audience at the British Academy - considers how, even in the home, care, which we too seldom pause to reflect on, needs at various times to take the form of reassurance, consolation, or encouragement; at its best, it is always alert to need, and flexible.

All this week, Madeleine untangles the many definitions of 'care' we may encounter over the course of a life: who provides it, how it is organized and institutionalised, who pays for it. She also investigates the history and the politics of care which, however one comes to it, faces some huge challenges in the coming future.

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