Geraldine Bedell

Author, journalist, founder Family Innovation Zone

Geraldine Bedell is the co-founder of Family Innovation Zone and the author of Mothers of Innovation, a research report to be publishes in June looking at mothers as a force for social change. Geraldine was a writer and critic for the Observer and, before that, a columnist for the Independent on Sunday. She has written for The Times, Telegraph, Mail and Express and a wide range of magazines and has authored documentaries for Radio 4, Including What Is A Wife? and I’m Doing It For Me, an exploration of the reasons people give for having cosmetic surgery. She was the editor of Gransnet, the social networking website for Britain’s 14 million grandparents, which she set up with Mumsnet in May 2011. She is a frequent writer and broadcaster on issues to do with the family and edited a collection of essays, The New Old Age, for Nesta. She is also the author of a memoir, The Handmade House, and a novel, The Gulf Between Us, both published by Penguin and she wrote the bestselling Make Poverty History Handbook.


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