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Left behind?

Left behind? Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards New content
Updated 14 Nov 2014
Dick Skellington reflects on being left-handed in a right-handed world.

Britain’s cosy elite survives the social mobility test

Britain’s cosy elite survives the social mobility test Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards New content
Updated 12 Nov 2014
Despite decades of social engineering and change, we still live in a society in which power is held by a privileged few, writes Dick Skellington.

Time to stop playing nice about misogyny in sports

Time to stop playing nice about misogyny in sports Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 23 Oct 2014
Talks of re-signing convicted rapist Ched Evans has highlighted misogyny in sport is prevalent - we must protest, writes Professor Kath Woodward....

House prices falling? Don’t bet the bank on it

House prices falling? Don’t bet the bank on it Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Updated 20 Oct 2014
Even if prices are falling, it looks like generation rent will likely be around for some time to come.

Under the brightest lights in the 21st century: Towcester Foodbank

Under the brightest lights in the 21st century: Towcester Foodbank Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Updated 20 Oct 2014
With food poverty becoming more prevalent across the country, you may find foodbanks popping up in a town near you.

Ebola regional fund shows growing solidarity in West Africa

Ebola regional fund shows growing solidarity in West Africa Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Updated 15 Oct 2014
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has renewed debate about the effectiveness of health systems and how best to support collective regional action.

You wouldn’t want an unqualified doctor or lawyer, so why are untrained teachers OK?

You wouldn’t want an unqualified doctor or lawyer, so why are untrained teachers OK? Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Updated 09 Oct 2014
Are we heading for a future of teachers who can talk the talk but lack the deeper knowledge and professional resilience that is the hallmark and...

Goodbye Dick Skellington

Goodbye Dick Skellington Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Updated 30 Sep 2014
We say goodbye and thank you to the man behind Society Matters with a personal obituary from his colleague, and friend. 

Why Russia’s flak jackets beat the NATO safety-suit

Why Russia’s flak jackets beat the NATO safety-suit Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Updated 18 Sep 2014
Putin’s sins will go unpunished abroad because of greater resilience to their financial aftershocks at home, writes Alan Shipman.