Category Archives: research

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

By: Ben Gidley, Associate Professor and Senior Researcher 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 … 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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The floating label of ‘the migrant’

By: Bastian Vollmer, Leverhulme Research Fellow This blog was first posted in the series “Migration and Citizenship”, a collaboration with Politics in Spires, on October 23 2014.  “Hang on they are not tourists”, a UK citizen said to his wife … 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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