High Streets Recovery Tracker Launched by the Centre for Cities to provide economic data on the recovery from the lock-down of Britain’s largest cities and towns. It compares average footfall and enables cross-city comparisons. There are also worker number comparisons. The methodology is provided on the website.
A new comic book based on a wider research project funded by the University Grants Commission and the UK-India Educational Research Initiative and led by Radhika Govinda and Krishna Menon. It considers feminisms in the academy, focusing upon questions of identity, pedagogy and violence. A key issue is: How has feminism become institutionalised in the academy, […]
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Shocking results from the Access & Participation of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicities in UK Postgraduate Research – Policy Briefing UK CGE The proportion of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students enrolled in UK H.E. in 2018/19 dropped from 24.81% at undergraduate level to 18.07% at postgraduate research level (excluding enrolments where ethnicity is unknown). Between 2016/17 […]
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The latest report from Nesta, a foundation which focuses on innovation. Charts differences in R&D investment in different regions of the UK, It has an online data visualisation which examines this and makes suggestions for future development.
PandemicPolitics A group of UK academic staff and researchers are blogging and writing on political behaviour, crisis management theory, international relations and political psychology to consider public attitudes to policy such as social distancing
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LSE Women Peace and Security blog posting Fawcett society and other women’s organisations call to make women visible at this time
In the introduction to this independent review of Windrush generation treatment by the UK Home office and other officials the author, Wendy Williams, states: “While I am unable to make a definitive finding of institutional racism within the department, I have serious concerns that these failings demonstrate an institutional ignorance and thoughtlessness towards the issue of race […]
Update from IFS on the impact of college graduation on earnings in the UK. They make the point that while on average they are better off over a life time they “estimate that one in five students – or about 70,000 every year – would actually have been better off financially had they not gone […]
Vogue has a history of the origins of London Fashion Week What is the value of fashion ? In 2018 British Fashion Council released some data about London Fashion Week including that there were 20,000 cups of espresso served and 200kg of Lavazza coffee consumed! For data on its impact see the Blooming Flower conversation […]
Reality TV ? Does it harm mental health With the recent death of Love Island reality TV presenter Caroline Flack we have been reminded that a number of contestants on the show have tragically died in similar circumstances. What is the evidence about reality TV and its impact on mental health? The Mental Health Foundation has […]