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16 May 2019

Come dine with us! Urban #foodsharing in the 21st Century

In May 2019, The Guardian reported that a third of adults in the UK regularly eat alone; a figure which rises to almost half of all adults within London. This pattern of eating marks a radical departure from the bulk of human history Read more on our blog
Come dine with us! Urban #foodsharing in the 21st Century

15 May 2019

There is still social mobility, it’s just that most of it is downward

The UK, in the post-war decades, saw a remarkable degree of upward social mobility, with large numbers of people getting higher-status jobs than their parents had at the same age. The decline of social mobility since then has prompted some to say that it has ‘ground to a halt’, which isn’t at all true: there is still substantial social mobility, it’s just that most of it is downward. Read more on our blog
There is still social mobility, it’s just that most of it is downward

9 May 2019

Generation Share: the generation that is saving the planet

Greta Thunberg is a change-maker. When, on 20th August 2018, she skipped school and took her position outside the Swedish parliament building holding a handmade sign ‘skolstrejk för klimatet’ (school strike for climate), she had no idea that she would spark a global youth movement to shame the world’s leaders into taking action on climate change. Read more on our blog
Generation Share: the generation that is saving the planet

7 May 2019

Connecting evidence to policy and practice: what works now?

How has the role of evidence in policy and practice changed in the last 20 years? Recent events such as Michael Gove’s claim that we have “had enough of experts” and the prevalence of fake news create a sense that decision makers apparently choose not to take academic research into account. Read more on our blog
Connecting evidence to policy and practice: what works now?

6 May 2019

2019 Christine M Alder Book Award Nomination

We are pleased proud to announce that Climate Change Criminology has recently been nominated for the 2019 Christine M Alder Book Award of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology. Keep reading
2019 Christine M Alder Book Award Nomination

3 May 2019

VIDEO: 7 ways employers can tackle the class ceiling

Discover 7 ways employers can help tackle the class ceiling in this short video, taken from The Class Ceiling by Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison. Watch on our blog
VIDEO: 7 ways employers can tackle the class ceiling

1 May 2019

Running for Charity

Two members of our team are running the Bristol 10k this Sunday to raise money for The Green House. Keep reading
Running for Charity

30 Apr 2019

A publishing masterclass

Last night, Jo Greig, our Sales and Marketing Director, spoke at a publishing masterclass in Bristol. Keep reading
A publishing masterclass

26 Apr 2019

Segregated play spaces: an unpleasant symptom of a much bigger problem

Occasionally a story is reported in the news that provokes a public response, stimulating discussion, particularly on social media, and prompting other similar follow up news stories. Read more on our blog
Segregated play spaces: an unpleasant symptom of a much bigger problem

26 Apr 2019

Finding Our Voice: Project Twist-It

Originally published by Project Twist-It. Mary talks about her childhood and how this led her to devise Project Twist-It, a multi-platform storytelling initiative. Read more on our blog
Finding Our Voice: Project Twist-It

24 Apr 2019

What’s wrong with work? Technology, environment and informality

Originally published on Futures of Work, a blog offering radical and critical thinking on ongoing and emerging issues associated with work and employment. Lynne Pettinger is the author of What’s Wrong With Work?, publishing today. Read more on our blog
What’s wrong with work? Technology, environment and informality

13 Apr 2019

PODCAST: David Morgan on Snobbery

David Morgan, author of Snobbery part of our British Sociological Association 21st Century Standpoints Series, talking about what snobbery is and why it has more serious effects on society than we think. Listen on our blog
PODCAST: David Morgan on Snobbery

8 Apr 2019

In memory of Ken Young: Founding Editor of Evidence & Policy

By Annette Boaz, co-founding editor of Evidence & Policy Keep reading
In memory of Ken Young: Founding Editor of Evidence & Policy

5 Apr 2019

How rape myths cause miscarriages of justice (it’s not how you think)

Alexandra Fanghanel, author of Disrupting Rape Culture, discusses miscarriages of justice, unideal victims, and how rape myths still persist in contemporary society. Read more on our blog
How rape myths cause miscarriages of justice (it’s not how you think)

2 Apr 2019

PODCAST: Making sense of Brexit

Listen to Victor Seidler talking politics, identity, gender and sociology as ways of understanding why the Brexit vote happened and where we may be able to go from here. Listen on our blog
PODCAST: Making sense of Brexit

1 Apr 2019

Brexit and domestic borders: lessons from the unspoken rules of citizenship

Whether you’re a leaver or a remainer it is difficult to deny Brexit has had dire consequences for race relations in the UK. Roma are no exception. Families identified as Roma have had a treacherous path to UK citizenship, often despite (or even because of) EU accession rules. Read more on our blog
Brexit and domestic borders: lessons from the unspoken rules of citizenship

27 Mar 2019

50 Facts Everyone Should Know About Crime and Punishment in Britain

Did you know that, contrary to public belief, in the UK a life sentence does last for life? And that capital punishment in the UK was abolished for murder in 1965 but the Death Penalty was a legally defined punishment as late as 1998? Read more on our blog
50 Facts Everyone Should Know About Crime and Punishment in Britain

22 Mar 2019

Chief Executive Alison Shaw speaking at UKSG

We’re pleased to announce that Bristol University Press will be present at the upcoming UKSG 42nd Annual Conference and Exhibition, where, the Alison Shaw, Chief Executive of Bristol University Press, and Megan Taylor, Press Manager at the University of Huddersfield Press, will explore some of the key challenges and opportunities facing university presses in the rapidly changing world of scholarly publishing. Keep reading
Chief Executive Alison Shaw speaking at UKSG

21 Mar 2019

Valuing young people, valuing grassroots youth work

Young people say that more youth centres would make them safer. Looking back on research for ‘Grassroots youth work: Policy, passion and resistance in practice’, Tania de St Croix and Louise Doherty argue for a renewed policy commitment to youth work as a youth-centred educational practice – one where the focus is on young people themselves, not on short-term results and pre-defined outcomes (in relation to knife crime or anything else). Read more on our blog
Valuing young people, valuing grassroots youth work

20 Mar 2019

What being happier together would actually look like

By Sam Wren-Lewis, author of The Happiness Problem: Rethinking Individual Success and Societal Progress. You may not know it, but today is the International Day of Happiness. Read more on our blog
What being happier together would actually look like