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by Katy Goldstraw  |  26th July 2021

APLE Collective explains the participatory activism carried out during the pandemic which has been the basis of its new book Socially Distanced Activism. …Read more

Homeless man asleep in a doorway.

"In one of the richest countries in the world, there is no need for people to be homeless at all." Tim Wakeman outlines a solution to the UK's homelessness crisis. …Read more

Muslim family walking down a street.
by Peter Hopkins  |  14th July 2021

With the launch of the report of the first ever inquiry into Islamophobia in Scotland, Peter Hopkins, Professor of Social Geography at Newcastle University and author of the report, discusses the key findings and what should change.…Read more

Typewriter and the words 'Stories matter'
by Tracey Herrington  |  12th July 2021

Tracey Herrington introduces Thrive Teesside’s 'The Spirit of Teesside', a collective piece of writing that offers unique insights into the experiences of women living and working in Teesside.…Read more

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In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Rebecca Megson-Smith talks to Ann Oakley, author of 'Forgotten Wives', about how married women’s achievements are actively ‘disremembered’.…Read more

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The need to care for all citizens regardless of background is ever more critical. Bristol University Press Chief Executive Alison Shaw marks 25 years of publishing for social change.…Read more

Protest signs saying 'no more austerity'
by Daniel Newman and Jon Robins  |  22nd June 2021

In this episode, Jess Miles speaks with Jon Robins and Daniel Newman, authors of 'Justice in a Time of Austerity: Stories From a System in Crisis', about the decimation of legal aid, the failings of our justice system, and how this has entrenched poverty and social inequality in our society.…Read more

Older lady being pushed through a field in a wheelchair.
by Bob Hudson  |  21st June 2021

Bob Hudson tracks the path that has led to the current adult social care policy impasse, and outlines what the options are for coming out of it. …Read more

Iron on a white shirt.
by Tom Boland and Ray Griffin  |  15th June 2021

Launching their new book ‘The Reformation of Welfare: The New Faith of the Labour Market’, Tom Boland and Ray Griffin chart the long history of attempts to reform the unemployed rather than simply investing in jobs for them. …Read more

Open piggy bank, with coins spilling out.
by Shaun Wilson  |  2nd June 2021

In our latest article on Transforming Society, Shaun Wilson makes the case for seizing this moment for a reform of the living wage for the benefit of wealth redistribution, worker health, productivity and social justice.…Read more