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Paul Sng, documentary filmmaker and author of 'Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience', talks about his experiences of racism and how his new book 'This Separated Isle' will present a portrait of a nation where equality, diversity and inclusion are essential qualities for a healthy society.…Read more

Dr Martin Glynn, criminologist, academic and data storyteller looks at race, COVID-19 and the ongoing struggle for ‘racial recognition’ within parts of British society. He is the author of the forthcoming 'Black Art and the Criminological Imagination', out in 2021. An audio version of this blog piece is available on Soundcloud, Apple and Spotify.…Read more

Read about the CoronaDiaries project, launched by Dr Michael Ward, Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences at Swansea University, in which participants will document their life experiences over the coming months to offer a lens into the COVID-19 crisis.…Read more

by Paul Atherton  |  20th April 2020

Paul Atherton, a campaigning film-maker, playwright and artist who has been homeless since 2009, describes his experience of being homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic.…Read more

by Billie JD Porter  |  27th March 2020

Billie JD Porter, a writer, filmmaker and broadcast journalist, features in Mary O’Hara’s new book, 'The Shame Game: Overturning the Toxic Poverty Narrative', out now. In this interview she looks at why we need to start talking about poverty and speaks to young people about how we can change the poverty narrative.…Read more

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by Mary O'Hara  |  27th February 2020

Mary O'Hara writes about her experience of failing the 11+ to show the importance of encouraging people to believe they are not destined for failure.…Read more

by Kerry Hudson  |  21st February 2020

Author Kerry Hudson features in Mary O’Hara’s new book, 'The Shame Game: Overturning the Toxic Poverty Narrative' which is out next week. In this interview, originally published on Project Twist-It, she talks about why she writes about poverty and why telling stories matters…Read more

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Eris' story is taken from Degrees of Freedom, edited by Rod Earle and James Mehigan, which documents the vital work done by The Open University in the development of prison education.…Read more

Two homeless men sat on a bench, provided by Julian House
by Jessica Gay  |  16th December 2019

Jessica Gay, Senior Community and Events Fundraiser at Julian House, a homeless charity based in Bath, shows how the charity offers direct support through projects and services which not only address the symptoms of homelessness but also the underlying reasons why men and women are forced onto the streets. Julian House is Bristol University Press's chosen charity for 2020.…Read more

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by Martha Gleeson  |  6th December 2019

With this year's Project for Awesome starting today, Martha Gleeson, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Bristol University Press, explores the impact the project has had and the often hidden power of engaged, online communities.…Read more