Podcasts
Great Thinkers and Our Thinking
At the Postgraduate Research Methods Day School on 15 May 2015, OpenSpace and CCIG members talked about a diverse selection of 'great thinkers' whose work now plays significant role in their research and teaching in the Faculty of Social Sciences at The Open University. The seminar's discussions…
Privatisation of a water company: from public utility to financialised asset
Along with the other regional water companies in England and Wales, Thames Water was privatised in the late 1980s. These privatisations were driven by the then Conservative Government in order to:
Keith Spiller considers the migration control of non-EEA students
In 2008, the UK Border Agency introduced a points-based system to manage international migration. As part of this system, non-EU students must be sponsored and monitored by their educational institution. This system has received strong criticism from the Home Affairs Committee and the committee has…
Community Activism in an Age of Austerity
In this podcast, Dr Eleanor Jupp talks to two community activists, Christine and Karen, who live on the outskirts of Stoke-on-Trent. Both women have run community groups for over ten years in their neighbourhoods, aimed at improving the lives and life chances of residents in these disadvantaged…
Helen Yanacopulos discusses the BBC series 'Why Poverty?'
Dr Helen Yanacopulos was the academic consultant on BBC's 8-part series exploring poverty globally. In this interview, she talks about her experience in contributing to the series and how a spatial analysis helps us understand the causes of poverty. For more information on the series and to…