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Changing the debate about social mobility

March 21 2017

Vice-Chancellor Professor Tim Blackman wants a collaborative approach to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds succeed in life

Celebrity politics in the UK

March 07 2017

The authors of ‘Russell Brand: Comedy, Celebrity, Politics’ explore his transition from comedian to political activist

Interview: Zygmunt Bauman

February 21 2017

Professor Feona Attwood shares an interview with the influential sociologist and philosopher Zygmunt Bauman, who has died age 91

The Justice Data Lab

November 02 2016

Professor Joanna Adler and Dr Mark Coulson assess what works most effectively in rehabilitating offenders

Tunde Jaji’s dramatic journey

October 10 2016

Former BBC journalist Professor Kurt Barling tells the story of how Tunde Jaji made the journey from trafficked minor to British citizen

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Top-down gentrification in Soho

July 21 2016

Dr Magali Peyrefitte takes us on a photographic exploration of Soho to show how gentrification in London is excluding marginalised groups

Patient and doctor

Can rallying behind the NHS bring Britain back together again?

June 27 2016

Could the new social media campaign #LoveOurEUStaff help counter the risks posed by Brexit? asks Roger Kline

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Darkness over Germany

June 09 2016

Professor of Journalism Kurt Barling on how Amy Buller’s war time book is still relevant today

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