A talk arranged by the Northern Villages Branch of Henley Constituency Labour Party, Wheatley, Oxfordshire, June 11 2018.

Danny Dorling is the author of many academic and popular works including All that is Solid: How the Great Housing Disaster Defines Our Times, and What We Can Do About It (Penguin 2015). In this book he argues that housing is the defining issue of our times and that the solution to our problems – rising homelessness, a generation priced out of home ownership – is not always, as is widely assumed, building more homes. Inequality, he argues, is what we really need to overcome. In this talk he gives his take on the housing situation in Oxford(shire) where affordability, homelessness and house building driven by economic growth are all pressing issues.

The talk begins with a discussion about the current plans for a new road expressway to be built from Oxford to Cambridge and the various options presented in June 2018 to the people of Oxfordshire over which of the fields of wheat should be built over first.