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Barbed wire and flying birds

In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Jess Miles speaks with Kirstine Szifris, author of ‘Philosophy Behind Bars’, about how philosophical thinking can be a way to encourage and enable growth and development in prison.…Read more

Homeless man asleep in a doorway.

"In one of the richest countries in the world, there is no need for people to be homeless at all." Tim Wakeman outlines a solution to the UK's homelessness crisis. …Read more

Covid particles.
by Daniel Briggs Luke Telford Anthony Ellis and Anthony Lloyd  |  16th July 2021

Daniel Briggs, Luke Telford, Anthony Ellis and Anthony Lloyd explain why Social Science has such a crucial role in responding to the pandemic, thinking critically about the changing relationship between states and citizens, tracking the impact of inequalities, and making sense of the new world. …Read more

Muslim family walking down a street.
by Peter Hopkins  |  14th July 2021

With the launch of the report of the first ever inquiry into Islamophobia in Scotland, Peter Hopkins, Professor of Social Geography at Newcastle University and author of the report, discusses the key findings and what should change.…Read more

City from above, part of the cover image for the book.
by Mark Pendras and Charles Williams  |  13th July 2021

Mark Pendras and Charles Williams consider what the COVID-19 effect will be on urban configurations, as health anxieties and working from home norms cause demographic shifts to secondary cities, compounding gentrification and displacement.…Read more

Typewriter and the words 'Stories matter'
by Tracey Herrington  |  12th July 2021

Tracey Herrington introduces Thrive Teesside’s 'The Spirit of Teesside', a collective piece of writing that offers unique insights into the experiences of women living and working in Teesside.…Read more

Reflection of woman in a puddle

In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Rebecca Megson-Smith talks to Ann Oakley, author of 'Forgotten Wives', about how married women’s achievements are actively ‘disremembered’.…Read more

Phone and tablets forming mountains with people climbing over them.
by Gwennaelle Horlait  |  28th June 2021

Gwennaelle Horlait outlines the work of ATD Fourth World which offers peer support, knowledge and experiences to overcome poverty in 34 countries around the world.…Read more

Red, white, black and green splattered across the picture.

Luke Cooper, author of 'Authoritarian Contagion', traces the rise and fall of neoliberalism as a popular ideology, to be replaced in many countries by a nationalistic ‘authoritarian protectionism’ – a claim to protection no longer based on merit, but on membership of the in-group.…Read more

Protesters.

Based on 'Justice in a Time of Austerity: Stories From a System in Crisis', by Jon Robins and Daniel Newman, this policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around the urgent need for a wholesale reappraisal of what a properly funded system of legal support looks like.…Read more