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by Stephen Cook and Tania Mason  |  13th April 2021

Conversation around charities has become increasingly negative over recent decades. Stephen Cook and Tania Mason, authors of 'What Have Charities Ever Done for Us?', rebalance the debate by showing the breadth and depth of the contribution charities make.…Read more

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by Janice Morphet  |  6th April 2021

In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Jess Miles speaks to Janice Morphet about how we see the devolved governments differently because of the pandemic and how central government is using both COVID and Brexit to attempt to recentralise power.…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

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by Terri Givens  |  19th January 2021

In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast we speak to Terri Givens, author of 'Radical Empathy: Finding a Path to Bridging Racial Divides'. At this crucial moment, as Biden and Harris step into power, Terri explains how radical empathy, achieved through connection and vulnerability, is the path to a point of truth and reconciliation.…Read more

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On the Transforming Society podcast, we speak to our authors about today’s key social issues. We get to grips with the story their research tells and focus on the specific ways in which it could create impact. Listen to the five most popular podcasts from this year’s Transforming Society. …Read more

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In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast we spoke to criminologist Mike Hough, Emeritus Professor in the School of Law at Birkbeck, University of London, about what the principles and practices of good policing are and how - for policing to work better - it needs to be based on legitimacy and trust.…Read more

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by Helen Kara and Philippa Grand  |  3rd December 2020

In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Philippa Grand, Publisher for International Development and Research Methods & Practices at Bristol University Press, and author Helen Kara, an independent researcher and specialist in research methods and ethics, talk about the author-editor relationship, what it means for publishing and how getting it right can really help to make an impact.…Read more

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by Hannah Bows and Bianca Fileborn  |  23rd November 2020

In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Jess Miles speaks to Hannah Bows from Durham University and Bianca Fileborn from the University of Melbourne, guest editors of a special issue of the Journal of Gender-Based Violence - Space, Place and Gender-Based Violence.…Read more

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by Rob Kitchin and Alistair Fraser  |  19th October 2020

In this two-part episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Rob Kitchin and Alistair Fraser, authors of 'Slow Computing', discuss the consequences of digital technologies, focussing on time acceleration and data extraction, and look at practical ways in which we can create more balanced digital lives, both individually and collectively.…Read more

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by Pat Thomson  |  9th September 2020

Pat Thomson, author of 'School Scandals: Blowing the whistle on the corruption of our education system', talks about the corruption of the UK education system, and the impact of this on democracy and children's lives.…Read more