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by Susan Kay-Flowers  |  29th September 2020

Susan Kay-Flowers, author of 'Childhood Experiences of Separation and Divorce', considers some of the challenges of isolation specifically faced by children of separated parents during lockdown, when the usual support networks were out of reach. …Read more

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by Rafe McGregor  |  18th September 2020

Rafe McGregor, author of 'A Criminology of Narrative Fiction', looks at what we learned about crime from narrative fiction as we watched and read more during lockdown.…Read more

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by Paul Nash and Gemma M. Carney  |  15th September 2020

Gemma Carney and Paul Nash, authors of 'Critical Questions for Ageing Societies', discuss the role of ageism in explaining death tolls during the pandemic and how we can start to address age discrimination in health and social care.…Read more

Italian houses
by Chiara Saraceno David Benassi and Enrica Morlicchio  |  11th September 2020

Chiara Saraceno, David Benassi and Enrica Morlicchio, authors of 'Poverty in Italy', discuss the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on poverty and inequality in the country.…Read more

Billboard saying 'Community is kindness'
by Alison Gilchrist and Marilyn Taylor  |  10th September 2020

Alison Gilchrist and Marilyn Taylor, authors of 'The Short Guide to Community Development', discuss the challenges COVID-19 has caused for community development, and whether the pandemic will lead to a renewal of interest – and investment – in community and in public life.…Read more

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by Janice Morphet  |  8th September 2020

Janice Morphet, author of upcoming book 'The Impact of COVID-19 on Devolution', discusses whether the pandemic has caused greater government recentralisation and where this recentralisation is headed.…Read more

Street lined with plants
by Amy Outterside and Michael Chang  |  4th September 2020

Michael Chang and Amy Outterside discuss positive health and wellbeing habits in light of the pandemic and how we can translate these habits into the built environment.…Read more

Wall art saying 'Live, work, create'

Mark Williams, co-author of 'Mapping Good Work', discusses how the Good Work framework could unlock Britain’s productive potential after COVID-19.…Read more

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by Keith Dowding  |  2nd September 2020

Keith Dowding talks through the arguments in his book, It's the Government, Stupid, including looking at individualism, choice, and how governments have passed blame and responsibility onto citizens during COVID-19.…Read more

Classroom
by Ian Thompson and Gabrielle Ivinson  |  19th August 2020

Ian Thompson and Gabrielle Ivinson, co-editors of 'Poverty in Education Across the UK', discuss extreme poverty in the UK and look at how people from certain communities, jurisdictions and postcodes face higher poverty and poorer educational outcomes than others.…Read more