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Paint slowly getting overtaken by blue.
by Richard Ward Andrew Clark and Lyn Phillipson  |  15th September 2021

Richard Ward, Andrew Clark and Lyn Phillipson consider WHO’s new toolkit for dementia-friendly initiatives, which looks beyond medicalised approaches to how communities can adapt to managing those with dementia. …Read more

Sorting food bank food.
by Georgina Brewis Angela Ellis Paine Irene Hardill Rose Lindsey and Rob Macmillan  |  14th September 2021

Georgina Brewis, Angela Ellis Paine, Irene Hardill, Rose Lindsey and Rob Macmillan explain how COVID-19 has forced them to rethink their study comparing welfare in the 1940s and 2010s.…Read more

A table covered in paintbrushes and paint.
by Rosie Meade and Mae Shaw  |  13th September 2021

Rosie Meade and Mae Shaw argue for why arts and culture shouldn’t be seen as extravagant extras, and how and why they are so valuable to community development across the world.…Read more

by Mark Davis and Bruce Davis  |  7th September 2021

Mark Davis and Bruce Davis make the argument for crowdfunding as a way of putting people back in control of their money and the impact it has on the world, away from unelected financial experts. …Read more

by Maria L. Gallo  |  6th September 2021

It’s time to reposition the value of higher education beyond the degree as a lifelong investment in your alumni networks. Maria L. Gallo discusses her book 'The Alumni Way'.…Read more

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Lee Marsden presents findings from his study examining the way social class has been portrayed in the UK media during the age of austerity.…Read more

by Ana Cecilia Dinerstein  |  23rd August 2021

Ana Cecilia Dinerstein presents her 'Women on the Verge' network of female scholar–activists around the world, which showcases advances in the feminist resistance to violence against women.…Read more

by Teresa Crew  |  19th August 2021

Teresa Crew, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at Bangor University, speaks about diversity in the academy and the importance of paying attention to the experiences of working-class academics.…Read more

DNA and CRISPR
by Eben Kirksey  |  16th August 2021

In this episode, Rebecca Megson-Smith talks to Eben Kirksey, author of 'The Mutant Project', about the work of Dr. Jiankui He, who created the first genetically modified babies, and the moral dilemmas this work has since raised.…Read more

As the new Premier League season begins today, Stephen Burrell looks at how Gareth Southgate’s team have been challenging our restrictive notions of masculinity.…Read more