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John Clarke, Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the Open University, and author of 'Critical Dialogues', reflects on the sense of dislocation and disorientation in this time of coronavirus.…Read more

by Tina Haux  |  4th June 2020

Tina Haux, author of 'Dimensions of Impact in the Social Sciences', discusses her concerns about the rush to research the effect of COVID-19 and how we should be working with colleagues across the disciplines to establish what we can learn from previous crisis, health and otherwise.…Read more

by Daiga Kamerāde  |  3rd June 2020

This Volunteers' Week, Daiga Kamerāde, co-editor of the Voluntary Sector Review journal, looks out how volunteering is changing because of the pandemic.…Read more

by Martin Glynn  |  2nd June 2020

In this short 'Lessons from Lockdown' podcast, Jess Miles speaks to Martin Glynn, criminologist, on lessons government should be learning at this time around crime and race.…Read more

by Jo Shaw  |  2nd June 2020

Jo Shaw, author of 'The People in Question', discusses how the uncertain times we live in place particular demands upon the relationship between citizenship and constitutions, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.…Read more

by Tina Sikka  |  29th May 2020

Tina Sikka discusses the disproportionate way COVID-19 is impacting Black and other minority ethnic communities, and how we have to make sure these statistics are not used to perpetuate erroneous assumptions about innate group differences.…Read more

by Sam Royston  |  28th May 2020

In the first in this podcast mini-series, Sam Royston, author of 'Broken Benefits: What's Gone Wrong with Welfare Reform', talks about the impact of COVID-19 on families.…Read more

Ian Greener, co-author of 'Reforming Healthcare', reflects on some of the things the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light and explores some of the ways we can combat these issues in the future.…Read more

by Joshua Rozenberg  |  26th May 2020

Joshua Rozenberg explains Simon Dolan's proceedings against the government on whether the COVID-19 lockdown regulations are lawful and compares them to the two Brexit-related challenges brought by Gina Miller that he analyses in his new book, 'Enemies of the People?: How Judges Shape Society'.…Read more

by Paulo Pinheiro and Ullrich Bauer  |  25th May 2020

Paulo Pinheiro and Ullrich Bauer discuss how children and young people have been of secondary importance during the COVID-19 response and why this needs to change when it comes to tackling the consequences and effects of the pandemic.…Read more