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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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by Paul Higgs and Chris Gilleard  |  20th May 2020

Chris Gilleard and Paul Higgs, authors of 'Social Divisions and Later Life', show that COVID-19 is like a magnifying glass, amplifying but not fundamentally altering the chronology of life and death nor the impact of social divisions.  …Read more

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Alison Body, author of 'Children’s Charities in Crisis', looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the crisis children’s early intervention support services were already facing, but reveals how it also provides the action imperative to commission these differently.…Read more

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by Jennie Bristow, Sarah Cant and Anwesa Chatterjee  |  18th May 2020

Jennie Bristow, Sarah Cant and Anwesa Chatterjee, authors of 'Generational Encounters with Higher Education', discuss whether our current virtual university experience is the way forward for Higher Education.…Read more

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John Holmwood explains why the higher education sector needs to use a ‘whole system’ approach when managing the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes a link to a free download of chapter seven from 'English Universities in Crisis' by Jefferson Frank, Norman Gowar and Michael Naef – ‘Adjusting to the Future’…Read more

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by Iestyn Williams Helen Dickinson and Suzanne Robinson  |  15th May 2020

Iestyn Williams, Helen Dickinson and Suzanne Robinson, authors of 'Rationing in health care', discuss the shortages in critical COVID-19 response resources, such as PPE, and whether ethics can help us when rationing the health care we do have available.…Read more