20/11/22 20 November 2022 -
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Don't panic about the birth of Baby 8 Billion. Before he's 65 our numbers will be in reverse We should not be alarmed at the rise in global population; it's inequality, greed and waste that are the real problems of our age, writes Professor Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography and author of Population 10 Billion in an opinion piece for The Guardian.
14/11/22 14 November 2022 -
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Dr Alice Watson and BBC release 13 new episodes of 'Tales from Call the Midwife' To mark the anniversary of the first BBC radio broadcast, the remaining 13 episodes of the 'Tales from Call the Midwife' podcast have been released today. Presented by Dr Alice Watson, a researcher in the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford, this exciting new audio series records fans of Call the Midwife who have experienced or been touched by the show's storytelling. The latest episodes explore a range of new themes from diabetes and stillbirth to racism and disability, and capture the drama's ability to shine a light on marginalised communities.
06/10/22 6 October 2022 -
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Austerity led to twice as many excess UK deaths as previously thought - here's what that means for future cuts Cuts to public services and living standards across Britain from 2010 contributed to 335,000 excess deaths - twice as many as previously thought, according to new research. These austerity measures were introduced by the coalition government elected into office that year, partly in response to the banking crash of 2008. Prof Danny Dorling explores the consequences for future cuts in an article for The Conversation.
17/12/21 17 December 2021 -
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Christmas socialising: three health experts explain how to interpret new advice Prof Danny Dorling is one of three health experts asked for their thoughts by The Conversation on how to cut down on socialising to slow the spread of Covid-19 in line with the guidance from Chris Whitty the chief medical officer for England.
03/12/21 3 December 2021 -
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New 'Training Diplomats' project website launched Fiona McConnell, working with Ruth Craggs and Jonathan Harris of KCL Geography, has launched a new website for their collaborative project "Training Diplomats of Postcolonial African States 1957-1997", funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
02/12/21 2 December 2021 -
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When will life return to normal after the pandemic? No one can ever know for sure when life will return to normal after a particular event, not least because what's normal keeps on changing, even in normal times. Nevertheless, it's a question we can't help pondering - particularly when new COVID developments, such as the emergence of the omicron variant, keep on shifting the pandemic's goalposts - Prof Danny Dorling writes in The Conversation.
30/09/21 30 September 2021 -
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Professors Patricia Daley, Tim Schwanen and Dariusz Wójcik awarded Academy of Social Sciences Fellowships Patricia Daley, Professor of the Human Geography of Africa, Tim Schwanen, Professor of Transport Geography and Director of the Transport Studies Unit (TSU), and Dariusz Wójcik, Professor of Economic Geography, have been awarded prestigious fellowships by the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS), which recognise excellence and impact in the social sciences.
07/09/21 7 September 2021 -
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Seeing the city digitally: Prof Gillian Rose delivers flagship lecture for The British Academy Gillian Rose, Professor of Human Geography and Head of the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford, has delivered a flagship lecture for The British Academy.
12/05/21 12 May 2021 -
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Dr Sneha Krishnan awarded a British Academy / Wolfson Fellowship Dr Sneha Krishnan has been awarded a British Academy / Wolfson Fellowship, which she will hold from January 2022 to December 2024.
18/03/21 18 March 2021 -
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Census 2021 will reveal how a year of lockdowns and furlough has transformed the UK Danny Dorling discusses the pros and cons of the 2021 census, commenting how it will provide a clearer picture of the inequalities that have come to light since the beginning of the pandemic in his latest piece for The Conversation.
14/03/21 14 March 2021 -
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If Boris Johnson is serious about levelling up, he would plan for a 2026 census now Professor Danny Dorling shares concern that this month's census would not give an accurate picture of Britain due to lockdown measures, stating that an extra census in 2026 would show whether the government's aim of "levelling up" poorer areas was working. Read in full via The Guardian.
08/12/20 08 December 2020 -
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Working towards anti-racist school geography in Britain Amber Murrey argues why the British geography school curriculum must include the uncomfortable geographies of British colonialism and inequality in order to foster anti-racist and environmentally just futures.
02/12/20 2 December 2020 -
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Why is COVID-19 more severe in the north of England? The story in four graphs Prof Danny Dorling and Prof George Davey Smith (Bristol) explore the geographical differences in infections and deaths from COVID-19 in an article in The Conversation.
27/11/20 27 November 2020 -
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Brexit And Beyond with Professor Danny Dorling Danny Dorling talks to 'UK In a Changing Europe' Director Anand Menon about the wealth and inequality gap in this country, how academics should communicate their findings to the wider world and the importance of using experts in a pandemic in this new Brexit and Beyond podcast.
25/11/20 25 November 2020 -
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Berlin's rent cap offers a new way of thinking about Britain's housing crisis Alex Vasudevan explains why the UK must explore alternative policies to tackle its intensifying housing crisis in his newly authored opinion piece for The Guardian.
19/11/20 19 November 2020 -
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Patricia Daley named on influential Black Powerlist 2021 Congratulations to Patricia Daley (Professor of the Human Geography of Africa), who has been recognised in the influential Black Powerlist 2021, published by Powerlist Magazine on 17 November.
23/10/20 23 October 2020 -
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Meet Patricia Daley Professor of the Human Geography of Africa
16/10/20 16 October 2020 -
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Laura Antona awarded ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship to support migrant shelters in Southeast Asia Laura Antona has been awarded an 18-month postdoctoral fellowship by the ESRC to build on her doctoral research, which focusses on the experiences of migrant domestic workers who are no longer willing or able to work-for or live with their employers in Singapore.
06/10/20 06 October 2020 -
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Coronavirus: Is the cure worse than the disease? The most divisive question of 2020 Danny Dorling considers experts' current and changing beliefs of how best to manage the pandemic and where the balance of advantages and disadvantages lies in his latest article for The Conversation.
01/10/20 01 October 2020 -
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Why are coronavirus rates rising in some areas of England and not others? Danny Dorling co-authors a new article explaining why more coronavirus tests will not see an equal rise of positive cases across the country. Read in full via The Conversation.
28/09/20 28 Sep 2020 -
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Finntopia: what we can learn from the world's happiest country? In the quest for the best of all societies, Professor Danny Dorling provides insights on his latest book, exploring what can be learnt from Europe's most equitable country and what's made it the world's happiest country for three years running.
16/09/20 16 September 2020 -
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Dr Amber Murrey awarded a 2020 Teaching Development and Research Project Award Dr Amber Murrey has been awarded a 2020 Teaching Development and Research Project Award to develop an innovative 6-week online course for DPhil/PhD students at Oxford and the University of South Africa on Decolonising Research Methodologies.
10/09/20 10 September 2020 -
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Coronavirus: why aren't death rates rising with case numbers? Danny Dorling uses government data from England and Wales to explain why coronavirus death rates remain low despite cases rising for two months in his latest article for The Conversation.
14/10/19 14 Oct 2019 -
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Dr Fiona McConnell awarded a prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize Congratulations to Dr Fiona McConnell who, it was announced today, has been named as one of five recipients of the Philip Leverhulme Prize for Geography. The award supports researchers at an early stage of their careers whose work has had international impact and whose future research career is exceptionally promising.
25/09/19 25 Sep 2019 -
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English people living in Wales tilted it towards Brexit, research finds At the British Science Association's annual meeting Professor Danny Dorling presented new research which suggested Wales' 52% leave vote could in part be attributed to the influence of English voters. Border towns and areas with large English communities correlated with a higher proportion of leave votes, he observed.
31/07/19 31 July 2019 -
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How an accidental discovery led to a digital archive project on gender and Empire Dr Sneha Krishnan (Brasenose College, Oxford) and Dr Megan Robb (University of Pennsylvania) have been awarded a Fell Fund Grant to digitally archive the papers of two women whose lives - in the 18th and 20th century respectively - bookend Britain's imperial presence in India and reveal interesting new perspectives on gender and Empire.
18/07/19 18 July 2019 -
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Bullying and Blocking at the UN A new report edited by Dr Fiona McConnell details how certain regimes are manipulating the United Nations Human Rights System to block and attack those representing minorities, indigenous communities and other unrepresented peoples. The report is based on a 3-year study by Oxford University, with UNOP and the Tibet Justice Centre.
24/06/19 24 June 2019 -
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Why is life expectancy faltering? For the first time in 100 years, Britons are dying earlier. The UK now has the worst health trends in western Europe - and doctors and experts believe that the impact of austerity is a major factor. Professor Danny Dorling comments in a Guardian article on the decline in life expectancy in the UK for the first time in 100 years.
23/05/19 23 May 2019 -
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Brexit: how the end of Britain's empire led to rising inequality that helped Leave to victory Professor Danny Dorling explores the link between empire, inequality and Brexit in a new article for The Conversation.
20/03/2019 20 March 2019 -
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Professor Gillian Rose elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences The School is delighted to announce that Professor of Human Geography Gillian Rose has been conferred a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, in recognition of her work shaping the field of cultural geography. As an Academy Fellow Professor Rose joins distinguished scholars and practitioners from academia and the public and private sectors working in Social Sciences.
10/12/2018 10 December 2018 -
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New Engaging Smart Cities toolkit launched On Monday 10 December, at an event in Milton Keynes, the ESRC-funded smart city project launched its Engaging Smart Cities toolkit for avoiding excluding people from smart city projects.
22/03/2018 22 March 2018 -
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Is Fukushima doomed to become a dumping ground for toxic waste? Seven years after the Tsunami that caused the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdowns, SoGE research fellow Dr Peter Wynn Kirby discusses possible future plans for the radiation-hit exclusion zone, including robot test-fields and safe storage for Japan's 17,000 tonnes of radioactive waste. "It is only a matter of time before it becomes possible for politicians to publicly back the idea of transforming the area around Fukushima Daiichi into a secure repository."
15/03/2018 15 March 2018 -
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Concerns raised over rising deaths in England and Wales Health chiefs are failing to investigate a clear pattern of rising death rates and worsening health outcomes in England and Wales, argues Danny Dorling and colleagues in The BMJ, as the latest figures show more than 10,000 extra deaths in first weeks of 2018 compared with previous years.
09/02/2018 9 February 2018 -
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New 'Settlers' exhibition opens Dr Claire Hann and Prof Danny Dorling have helped curate a new exhibition entitled 'Settlers: Genetics, geography and the peopling of Britain', that opens at the Museum of Natural History today. From the arrival of the earliest modern humans to the people of the present day, 'Settlers' tells the dynamic story of Britain's ever-changing population.
01/02/2018 2 February 2018 -
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The rise of the planetary labour market "This will be the first year in human history in which a majority of the world's population is connected to the internet." SoGE Research Affiliate Professor Mark Graham writes for the New Statesman on the rise of this newly emerging labour market in which millions of jobs can be performed from "almost anywhere on Earth".
31/01/2018 31 January 2018 -
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How anti-globalisation switched from a left to a right-wing issue Honorary Research Associate Daniel Haberly his co-authors explore the new backlash against economic globalisation which, they say, "emerges from concerns about its impacts in the Global North".
30/01/2018 30 January 2018 -
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Austerity policies at the heart of soaring homelessness and related health harms Writing for the British Medical Journal, SoGE's Mark Fransham and Professor Danny Dorling say action is needed on issues of welfare reform and the housing market to help those caught up in the homelessness crisis.
26/10/17 26 October 2017 -
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Water Wars The 2011 drought in Russia, which led to wheat trade embargos, is said to have been a contributing factor to the Arab Spring. SoGE Visiting Professor David Grey shares his thoughts on the rising demand for water and its geopolitical consequences: "The problems of the complex parts of the world are problems for all of us and, if we don't contribute to a solution, then we will all suffer," he says.
30/04/17 30 April 2017 -
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Squatting makes the world a better place Covering the eviction of one of Britain's "highest-profile and most politically significant squats" -Grow Heathrow - the Guardian cites Dr Alexander Vasudaven's work, documenting how the economic crisis has been followed by a crackdown on squatters' rights across Europe and north America.
01/04/17 1 April 2017 -
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How squats can shape the cities they're in Vice interviews SoGE Associate Professor Alexander Vasudevan on his new popular history on squatting: 'The Autonomous City'. "Squats may disappear but they politicise people's lives," Vasudevan comments. "It is often an instrumental and formative moment for them. These are moments that point to different ways in which we might think about how we house ourselves in cities."