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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

Protest signs saying 'no more austerity'
by Jon Robins and Daniel Newman  |  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

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

Strands of light
by Peter Beresford  |  15th March 2021

In this podcast, Jess Miles speaks to Peter Beresford about his new book, 'Participatory Ideology', why we need to change the way we look at ideology and how more of us can be included in its creation.…Read more

Philip Alston talks with local residents

Research having an impact on policy, and the wider world, can be extremely hard to quantify, but on occasion we