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The Laurie Taylor interviews

Why does Laurie Taylor think sociology is important? What advice does he have for our students? In this series of videos the Thinking Allowed host answers questions on social sciences.

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Laurie Taylor interview: What advice would you offer to students that are studying for a distance-based degree? video icon

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Laurie Taylor interview: What advice would you offer to students that are studying for a distance-based degree?

Laurie Taylor offers advice to those studying a distance-based degree in this short video.

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5 mins
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Laurie Taylor interview: What would your advice be to anyone starting a Social Sciences degree?

Laurie Taylor, Radio 4 presenter and former professor of Sociology at York, gives advice to those starting a degree in Social Sciences. 

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5 mins
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Laurie Taylor interview: What have been the key trends in sociology over your lifetime? video icon

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Laurie Taylor interview: What have been the key trends in sociology over your lifetime?

In this short video, Laurie Taylor mulls over the key trends that have occured during his lifetime in the field of sociology.

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10 mins
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Laurie Taylor interview: What do you think about the growing popularity of criminology?

Laurie Taylor explores why he thinks criminology is growing in popularity in the world of social sciences in this video. 

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5 mins
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Laurie Taylor interview: Why is there such a gap between politics and academic findings?

Social Sciences student, David Sutton asked Laurie Taylor: "Why is there such a gap between politics/policy and academic findings and what can do be done about it?"

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5 mins
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Laurie Taylor interview: Why do politicians not appear on Thinking Allowed any more?

OU Social Science student, David Stutton, asked Laurie Taylor why Thinking Allowed no longer featured in the programmes?

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5 mins
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Laurie Taylor interview: Why is sociology important?

Laurie Taylor tells us why he think sociology is important in this video interview. 

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10 mins
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Laurie Taylor interview: Why does Thinking Allowed support the Ethnography awards?

Why does Thinking Allowed (in partnership with the British Sociological Association) support the Ethnography Awards? Laurie Taylor responds to this question. 

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5 mins
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Laurie Taylor interview: How do you prepare for the varied subjects discussed on the programme?

In this interview with Laurie Taylor, he answers a question on how there are always such varied topics on Thinking Allowed.

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5 mins
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Laurie Taylor interview: How did you get in to presenting Thinking Allowed?

In this short video, Laurie Taylor, presenter of Thinking Allowed and sociology professor, explains why he wanted to host the BBC Radio 4 show. 

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5 mins