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How do local authorities deal with the increasing diversity of their clients and residents?

By Ben Gidley In the 1890s, philanthropist Charles Booth and a team of assistants – the pioneers of sociological research in the UK – walked the whole of London, visually noting the wealth of each street’s inhabitants, to construct their … Continue reading

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What do I know about quantum mechanics?

By: Emma Newcombe, Head of External Relations This weekend I went to see ‘Copenhagen’, by Michael Frayn. It was a production put on by ElevenOne and staged in the newly built Mathematics department. For those who have never seen the … Continue reading

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Climate change and migration: COMPAS December Breakfast Briefing

By: Ben Gidley, Associate Professor and Senior Researcher What does it feel like to be flooded? The media monitoring project at the Migration Observatory has analysed thousands of UK news articles on migration from the last few years, showing which … Continue reading

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“It’s not just about the individual story”: Performing migrant experiences

By: Ida Persson, Research and Communications Officer When trying to have an “impact” in a research context it is often assumed that academics need to reach out to influential groups such as policy makers, politicians and civil society organisations. On … Continue reading

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Understanding foreign fighters: COMPAS November Breakfast Briefing

By: Ben Gidley, Associate Professor and Senior Researcher This summer, it emerged that a young woman brought up near where I live in Lewisham, South London, had travelled to Syria to join ISIS. I spent some time reading her Twitter interactions … Continue reading

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