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2 Jul 2016

'Hunger Pains' event at the House of Commons

A panel event based on Kayleigh Garthwaite’s book ‘Hunger Pains: Life inside foodbank Britain’ took place in parliament on Wednesday 29 June. Keep reading
'Hunger Pains' event at the House of Commons

1 Jul 2016

Michael Gove’s unfinished Agenda for Education…and beyond?

Michael Gove has said he is standing for the Tory leadership out of ‘conviction not ambition’. In today’s guest blog post author and academic Patrick Ainley suggests further insights into Gove’s wider agenda for education and beyond… Keep reading
Michael Gove’s unfinished Agenda for Education…and beyond?

27 Jun 2016

Dejected, disgruntled and divided: Britain’s EU referendum

As the UK continues to reel in shock at the outcome of the EU referendum, Nathan Manning shares his thoughts on what it has revealed about the state of the country and the implications for democracy… Britain’s referendum on EU membership has been an ugly affair. Jo Cox MP was brutally murdered in the street en route to her constituency surgery. Both sides of the campaign routinely reduced public debate to sloganeering and sustained misinformation, half-truths and flat-out lies. Keep reading
Dejected, disgruntled and divided: Britain’s EU referendum

23 Jun 2016

David Cameron’s `Welfare’ Legacy. Thatcher’s Son or Macmillan’s Heir?

As voters go to the polls today to decide whether Britain should #remain in Europe or #brexit, today’s guest blogger Robert M Page considers Prime Minister Cameron’s legacy in terms of social policy… Keep reading
David Cameron’s `Welfare’ Legacy. Thatcher’s Son or Macmillan’s Heir?

22 Jun 2016

Policy Press 20th anniversary – interview with the original ‘dream team’

Tonight we’ll be celebrating 20 years of Policy Press at our party with many people from the past, present and future of Policy Press. To get the spirit of nostalgia just right for the day we interviewed three Policy Pressers who’ve been part of the organisation from its basement beginnings – Ann Moore, Sales Manager (now retired), Dave Worth, Production Manager and Julia Mortimer, Assistant Director – to find out what they remember from way back when and how times have changed… Keep reading

20 Jun 2016 18:00:00

Launch of 'Transparency and the open society' by Roger Taylor and Tim Kelsey

Imperial College London will host a guest lecture to launch Roger Taylor & Tim Kelsey's new book, 'Transparency and the open society' tonight. Keep reading

15 Jun 2016

Do you challenge everyday misogyny and ‘rape culture’?

In today’s guest blog post Miriam David explains why the need to challenge every day misogyny and ‘rape culture’ is more relevant and necessary than ever… . Keep reading
Do you challenge everyday misogyny and ‘rape culture’?

13 Jun 2016

Do YOU know how the EU really shapes British public policy?

With the EU Referendum just over a week away we turned to author and academic Janice Morphet to educate ourselves on how the EU really shapes British public policy… Keep reading
Do YOU know how the EU really shapes British public policy?

11 Jun 2016

Why England won’t make it past the quarter finals in Euro 2016

As a nation prepares to feel the glory and despair of England vs Russia in their first match of #euro2016, author and academic Clare Bambra explains why, if it were down to health stats, we wouldn’t make it past the quarter finals. (On the bright side, we would certainly beat Russia and win our group…) Keep reading
Why England won’t make it past the quarter finals in Euro 2016

10 Jun 2016

Unseen: What we do for our chosen charity #volunteersweek

In the spirit of #volunteersweek, we thought it would be a good idea to let people know about the great charity work that Policy Press get involved in. Keep reading
Unseen: What we do for our chosen charity #volunteersweek

9 Jun 2016

How is the activity of volunteering changing? #volunteersweek

In today’s guest blog post Sue Kenny shares findings from research about the changing nature and shape of voluntary action and active citizenship is taking with the next generation… Keep reading
How is the activity of volunteering changing? #volunteersweek

8 Jun 2016

FREE EXTRACT: John Mohan on Third sector delivering public services

As part of our Volunteers Week celebrations we thought we’d give you a sneak preview of the forthcoming book Third sector delivering public services edited by James Rees and David Mullins by letting you read the foreword by John Mohan, editor of our new series Third Sector Research. Keep reading
FREE EXTRACT: John Mohan on Third sector delivering public services

3 Jun 2016

What I learned from volunteering for Policy Press….

Jennifer Bell, English Literature MA student at the University of Bristol, has just spent the past eight months volunteering at Policy Press as part of the Editorial Commissioning team. Today is (sadly!) her last day with us. Keep reading
What I learned from volunteering for Policy Press….

1 Jun 2016

Voluntary Sector Review FREE to read throughout #volunteersweek

To celebrate #volunteersweek - 1st - 12th June - we've made all issues of Voluntary Sector Review totally free for you to read! Keep reading
Voluntary Sector Review FREE to read throughout #volunteersweek

1 Jun 2016

On the blog: Volunteering and the Voluntary Sector Review #volunteersweek

Bernard Harris, co-editor of Voluntary Sector Review (VSR) shares his thoughts how the Voluntary Sector Review has offered a crucial space for analysis and review of the sector in the six years since it first published...#volunteersweek Keep reading
On the blog: Volunteering and the Voluntary Sector Review #volunteersweek

1 Jun 2016

#volunteersweek SALE on voluntary sector books

Tt's Volunteers' Week (1st - 12th June) so here's a list of our top selling books on volunteering and the voluntary sector at a very special #volunteersweek price - SALE ENDS 12th June!! Keep reading

31 May 2016

Who’s to blame for Leicester’s success? #Championes

Today’s guest blog post by author and academic Tim Hillier looks at our reactions to success and failure and why we need to be cautious about rushing to apportion blame when things go wrong… Keep reading
Who’s to blame for Leicester’s success? #Championes

20 May 2016

International Journal of Care and Caring coming in 2017

The International Journal of Care and Caring (IJCC) is a new multidisciplinary journal designed to advance scholarship and debate in the important and ever-expanding field of care and caring. Keep reading
International Journal of Care and Caring coming in 2017

20 May 2016

Launch of All our welfare

Peter Beresford's 'All our welfare' was launched last week at One Great George Street in London. The impressive panel of speakers featured (left to right in the photo) John McDonnel MP, Suzy Croft, Peter himself, Natalie Bennett, Chris Goulden and David Brindle. In a guest post on our blog, Peter shares his thoughts on why he felt 'All our welfare' was a book that needed to be written... Keep reading
Launch of All our welfare

13 May 2016

Blog: Manufactured Excellence Everywhere: but what about the human cost?

Educational excellence has been in the news a lot of late – from the row over seven year old testing through to the latest government U-turn on school academisation. In today’s guest blog, author of recently published Pushed to the edge: Inclusion and behaviour support in schools, Val Gillies provides her insights into a system that falls far short of providing quality education to a large number of children in its care… Keep reading
Blog: Manufactured Excellence Everywhere: but what about the human cost?