Education

by Norman Gowar  |  15th August 2019

Not for the first time the issue of post A-level results applications to university is in the news, this time as a promise from Labour that it would introduce such a scheme. Norman Gowar, co-author of English Universities in Crisis, highlights how this change would improve participation. Arguments against are familiar and seem feeble: lack Read More

by Sally Tomlinson  |  8th July 2019

What stories will the British, or more particularly, the English, tell themselves about their country and identity, once Brexit has been enacted? It is doubtful whether the 1922 creation of a United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will endure. Ireland, colonised by the English in 1169, is an independent country remaining in the Read More

by Alison Shaw  |  4th July 2019

It is that time of year again when we are out at conferences, meeting our authors, editors, readers and making new connections. At these events, we’re often asked about becoming Bristol University Press and where Policy Press now fits. When we launched Policy Press (PP) in 1996, our very first conference was the Social Policy Read More

by Haitham Deeb  |  13th June 2019

Generation Share: The change-makers building the Sharing Economy by Benita Matofska and Sophie Sheinwald is out this month. The book takes readers on a journey around the globe to meet the people who are changing lives by building a Sharing Economy. Haitham Deeb who is a 30-year-old Palestinian, a farmer, a football player for the Read More

by Ashok Rathod  |  4th June 2019

Sharing means saving future generations; if we offer better education, children can grow up to be good human beings, making a positive contribution to the world. When my best friend was 11, he dropped out of school to work. He spent his money on drinking, gambling and smoking. I was lucky, my father encouraged me to study. …Read more

by Jefferson Frank, Norman Gowar and Michael Naef  |  13th March 2019

Proposals for policy from the authors of 'English universities in crisis: Markets without competition'.…Read more

by Mark Shucksmith  |  21st September 2018

Professor Mark Shucksmith OBE reviews "The Soul of a University", recently published by Bristol University Press. …Read more

In the light of #MeToo and similar campaigns, myths about sexual violence and domestic abuse must be explored. Rachel Fenton looks at why these myths are held and how they shape our perceptions of sexual violence.…Read more