Sociology

Prisons In Chaos After 'Perverse' Government Reform And 'Toxic Mix' Of Pressures

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK

Prisons in England and Wales are in crisis after “perverse” Government reform and a “toxic mix” of pressures, the head of the body representin...

David Gauke Denies UK State Pension Age Increase An Attempt To 'Bury Bad News'

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Politics

Work and pensions secretary David Gauke has denied he announced an increase in the state pension age on the same day as the BBC released details of ho...

State Pension Age Will Rise To 68 From 2037

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Politics

The state pension age will increase from 67 to 68 from 2037, seven years earlier than planned. David Gauke, the work and pensions secretary, announced...

Immigration Detainees 'Benefit' From Being Paid Just £1 An Hour, Says Tory Minister

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Politics

The Conservative government has been slammed using immigration detention centres as “virtual sweatshops”, after a minister said detainees “benef...

‘Shocking’ Study Lays Bare The Reality For Those Forced To Use Foodbanks

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK

People forced to rely on food donations face multiple forms of destitution, poor health and household income as low as £320 a month, one of the bigge...

'More Beards Than Women': UK's Brexit Negotiating Team Slammed For Gender Disparity

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Politics

Brexit negotiations kicked off today, and it was quickly apparent that the men are very much in charge. A snap of the UK’s team as they sat opposite...

Pound Suffers Shock Falls After Hung Parliament Creates Chaos For The Markets

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK

UPDATE: The FTSE 100 has risen 66 points to 7,516 following the shock general election result, but the pound has lost further ground against both the ...

Labour Needs To Overturn This Historic Opinion Polling Phenomenon If It Wants To Win The General Election

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Politics

Labour’s vote share is more likely to be overestimated in the run up to a General Election than the Tories’, HuffPost UK analysis has found. Scrut...

Tory Cuts To Women's Refuges Leads Activists To Occupy Holloway Prison

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK

Activists are occupying the abandoned Holloway Prison to stop it being turned into luxury flats and in protest at Tory cuts to domestic violence servi...

Tony Walsh's Poem Might Be 5 Minutes Long, But He Wants You To Remember 2 Words

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK

The day after Tony Walsh stunned millions of people with his inspiring ode to Manchester in the wake of the city’s horrific terror attack, the poet ...

AQA Geography Students Left Outraged Over Exam Question About Dishwashers

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Exam board AQA has sparked outrage among GCSE geography students who say they spent hours revising case studies for Monday’s exam, only to be asked ...

GCSE Students Rejoice Over ‘Gift’ Of AQA Chemistry Exam Following Biology Controversy

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of students are celebrating the “blessing” of an AQA chemistry paper after sitting the GCSE exam this morning. Pupils tweeted the exam...

Corbyn Warns New GCSEs Will Leave Pupils Feeling 'Devalued'

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has warned that tough new GCSE exams introduced by the Tories will make pupils feel “devalued” and put them off education “for the...

John McDonnell: There's 'A Lot To Learn' From Karl Marx

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 07.05.2017 | UK Politics

Are you a Marxist? "No... but I believe there's a lot to learn from reading Das Kapital" says @johnmcdonnellMP #marr pic.twitter.com/0nMhrkHrXx— The...

New GCSE Grades Will Put More Pressure On Stressed Out Students, Warn Teachers

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Changes to how GCSEs are graded will put more pressure on students and could limit their opportunities, teachers have warned. Under major reforms set...

Schools Face 'GCSE Crisis' As Just One In Ten Students Pass Maths And English Resits

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Nine in ten pupils who fail GCSE maths and English aged 16 will still not have passed three years on, despite rules that they must resit the exams. A...

Men Accuse Uni Feminists Of Discrimination Over Gender Pay Gap Bake Sale

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A university feminism society has been accused of discrimination after it charged men more for cakes at a bake sale to highlight the gender pay gap. ...

Bad News Buried As Government Axes Housing Benefit For 18-21s

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Politics

Housing benefit is to be axed for 18-21 year-olds within weeks after ministers decided to go ahead with controversial plans to force young unemployed ...

Julia Hartley-Brewer Sparks Backlash For Attack On Feminist Emma Watson's 'Topless' Photo

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK

Julia Hartley-Brewer has has sparked anger for attacking actress Emma Watson for posing for a “topless” photo to promote her new film. The columni...

Want To Better Understand 'Post-Truth' Politics? Then Study Postmodernism

Andrew Jones | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew Jones

It is ironic for me that post-truth has become such a popular word to use in the year that I have stopped teaching postmodernism at A Level, especially as it may have inspired some of my students to take postmodernists more seriously. Still, I would suggest that if you really want a better understanding of post-truth, read up on postmodernism.

A Step Back

Max Sanderson | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK
Max Sanderson

The individual and the 'clan' is all we humans have - take the latter away and you can't be surprised when people act according to their own rules. Now is a time to pull together. Now is a time to listen. And now is a time to try and mediate our differences. Because if we don't - the evolutionary ties that bind us all will fall away, leaving behind only segregation, hatred, and violence.

There Are More Connections in the Human Brain Than There Are Stars in Our Milky Way Galaxy...

Carmine Pariante | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Tech
Carmine Pariante

The debate on Mind vs. Brain has figured prominently in the recent public press. But the debate is misleading: few dispute that mental life is grounded in the complex circuits of connections between neurons (brain cells) and in their constant interaction with the world outside.

Why Ireland Should Vote for Marriage Equality

Aaron Vallely | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Politics
Aaron Vallely

The minds of the Irish people have become inflamed by fiery debate on the issue of Marriage Equality. In two weeks, our country takes to the polls to vote on Marriage Equality, and should it pass, could make not only Irish history, but world history, by being the first country to legally enact it by popular vote.

How Google Glass Won

Jamillah Knowles | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Tech
Jamillah Knowles

Looking from a height at the situation, Google came out with a chorus line show for a product that was not really on the market for anyone other than developers and it inspired a lot of us to realise that 'the future' in a sci-fi sense was almost here.

A Question of Trust

Dr Aarathi Prasad | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Aarathi Prasad

I am a skeptic. Some years ago, my mother 'blamed' this on my education in science. And it's true, over the years of analysing molecules and ideas I have become extraordinarily critical. I challenge most things I read in the news; doctors' diagnoses and marketing campaigns