Here you find a compilation of some of Danny’s work which has become available since January 2015, such as audio and video recordings and writings in print or online media. If you want to find out more about future events with Danny, please go to the Talks section of this website. Academic publications are also archived in the Publications section. More videos are featured in the Videos section while audio recordings can be found in Danny’s Audioboom Channel (and older ones in the Sasi Podcast which is also available on iTunes).
These are Danny’s most recent news updates:

Improving life expectancy used to be the UK’s forte – now it’s falling behind

Despite the evidence DHSC claims “..generally people are living longer.” The government’s response is not sufficient. Persistent concerns from academics, doctors, professional bodies, and public health experts have been consistently disregarded by the DHSC

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Tip-toeing to the right in the UK (1979-2014)

In hindsight we should have seen it coming. But none of us did, or at least no one who looks for the best in others.

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The contraction of the financial sector takes place very quietly

Hidden in the detail of these figures was the news that Britain’s finance and insurance industries had shrunk, albeit only by a tenth of one percent.

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Which children in Britain will have no holiday this summer?

The majority of the poorest fifth of children living in the UK have no summer holiday – or any holiday at all each year – and this has been the case for at least a decade now. However people are now learning to lower their expectations.

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The long hot summer before the war – peak inequality

The last time inequality peaked in the UK was around 1913/1914. It appears to be peaking again this summer.

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The health crisis 2010 to 2018: acclimatisation to a disaster

In the eight years since the May 2010 general election, the health of people living in the United Kingdom has faltered.

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One Question: Do we need a universal basic income?

Yes we need a basic income. Yes we will get one. But we in the UK will very probably have to wait until other European countries have had one for some time.

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After the Fall

Almost six weeks after the inquiry was announced no deadline has been set for Public Health England’s inquiry report into mortality rate rises across all of England.

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Has the UK reached Peak Inequality?

Video and slides of Danny Dorling speaking at the Royal Society for Arts, London, July 19th 2018.

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Peak Inequality – Britain’s Ticking Time Bomb

When we think of economic inequality we tend to think of a trend that is ever rising and destined to continue rising; that is far from inevitable.

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Peak Inequality – a discussion

In Peak Inequality: Britain’s Ticking Time Bomb, Danny Dorling presents the evidence that in 2018 the growth in UK income inequality may have finally peaked.

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Peak Inequality

Is great change coming? 4 July 2018 – First published in the New Statesman, by Danny Dorling

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Social Inequality in the UK: challenges for policymakers

A talk given to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Social Science and Policy, Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, July 3rd 2018.

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Britain is a Segregated Society – the isolation of the richest

Britain is a highly segregated society. It boasts the widest Gini coefficient of all the OECD countries in Europe when income inequality is considered.

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This is what peak inequality looks like

We can find it hard to believe that an era has come to an end, that a peak has been passed. But when, finally, such a change happens the memories of commentators change with it.

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Micro-advocacy

We know that you’re busy and that while you’d love to donate more time to progressive advocacy, life gets in the way.

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The rise in mortality—how the government has chosen to take note

In May 2018 the Department of Health and Social Care responded to the recent rise in deaths in England by saying…

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Be Realistic – Demand The Impossible

What becomes possible when you begin to demand (what they tell you) is impossible?

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The age-sex standardised mortality rate for deaths in England has risen by 5% in 12 months

The ASMR has risen by 5%. So, once again, we repeat: how many deaths will it take for the Government to take note?

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Peak Inequality & Jubilee 2022: the case for the write-off of UK historic student debt

The Labour Party must draw up plans to write off the majority of the debt run up by students who paid fees under England’s post-2012 funding regime.

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One year on from the Grenfell fire

It is scandalous that politicians are whittling down public housing budgets and failing to take action to keep residents safe.

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Housing in Oxfordshire: where to build and who should profit?

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

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The cuts and poor health: when and how can we say that one thing causes another?

Life expectancy in England and Wales has stalled. At some older ages, it is declining.

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The public health record of the 2010-2018 UK Government

In the eight years since the May 2010 general election, the health of people living in the United Kingdom has faltered.

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Peak Inequality: Danny Dorling and Faiza Shaheen

In Peak Inequality: Britain’s Ticking Time Bomb Danny Dorling presents the evidence that in 2018 the growth in UK income inequality may have finally peaked.

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Is our NHS fit for purpose?

This summer is the 70th anniversary of the founding of the National Health Service. On June 30th a demonstration will be held in London in defence of the NHS.

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Mental distress has external causes

To better tackle mental illness, look to the societies in which it occurs.

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Paul Scarrott speaking at the Anti-Racism Summit, Sheffield, 2 June 2018

We have to stand up to these things because otherwise we are faced with a very simple situation. Today’s unacceptable becomes tomorrow’s norm.

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Can the UK afford to leave the EU?

The UK voted to leave at the peak of its economic inequality.

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Inequality the Big Picture

The first of three Free Summer Lectures on Inequality. Given by Danny Dorling in London on Tuesday May 22nd 2018 at 6:30pm in Bethnal Green.

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What might a progressive economy look like?

A progressive economy might seem like a pipe dream, but is it achievable?

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The Gender Pay Gap – what the first reports revealed

In April 2018 we heard an enormous amount about gender pay gaps as all the data was revealed.

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Government must investigate rising excess deaths in England and Wales

Health researchers have urged the government and MPs to investigate rising numbers of deaths in England and Wales, after new figures showed over 20,000 “excess deaths” so far in 2018.

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Britain is a Segregated Society – the isolation of the richest from the rest

Britain is a highly segregated society.

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Thank God for the House of Windsor (our museum future)

I used to be a Republican, but that was before Brexit.

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Danny Dorling: Speaking for the motion: This House Would End University Tuition Fees

The current system of university student funding in England is a confidence trick.

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Could 2018 be the peak of the crisis in health in the UK or will 2019 be even worse?

Since 2011, something unusual and, in modern British history, unprecedented has happened to life expectancy: it has flatlined.

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Rule Britannia and Stupidity,

A 15 minute talk on the Brexit Referendum of 2016, Rule Britannia in 2017, and stupidity in 2018, given by Danny Dorling at St Georges, Bristol, as part of a 5×15 event, April 16th 2018.

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Syria, the West’s Response and International Law

Syria, the west’s response and international law, Letter, Wednesday 11th April 2018: “Readers including Mark Rylance, Brian Eno and Francesca Martinez respond to the escalating situation in Syria”.

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Review of Branco Milanovic’s Global Inequality: A new approach for the Age of Globalization

The first words on the inside cover of this book announce that it has been written by one of the world’s leading economists.

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Why we need an anti-war government

We know they used to keep plans for war secret from us. We know just how wrong they were in the past. So what are we not being told today?

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The Demography of Inequality

Re: Rise in mortality in England and Wales in first seven weeks of 2018: Rapid response by Lu Hiam and Danny Dorling, published in the British Medical Journal, March 23rd 2018

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Recent deaths in prisons and for people in mental health detention in the UK

Decent rights, trust, and fairness all require greater economic equality.

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Blame education’s ‘macho leader’ cult for shocking gender pay gap

For years schools have been sending pupils the message that women are worth less than men. It’s our moral duty to fix that.

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Brexit: The result of rising inequality, not rising immigration

Immigration has been suggested as the reason for why a narrow majority of people in the UK voted for Brexit. The concept was used to stoke up fear in areas of low immigration.

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Top ‘Remuneration’: Have we reached Peak Inequality?

A fall in inequality can begin without policy and political changes, but they help sustain it.

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Rapid rise in mortality in England and Wales in early 2018 – an investigation is needed

Until recently we had been using the rising profits of undertakers to gauge how unusual recent rises in mortality have been. However, we can no longer do that.

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Both adult and infant mortality now rise in the UK

In March 2018 we learnt that, in contrast to all other countries in Europe, both adult and infant mortality are now rising in the UK making an already awful situation worse.

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The public health record of the 2010-2018 UK Government

In the eight years since the May 2010 general election, the health of people living in the United Kingdom has faltered.

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May and Cameron have a terrible record on health, and it could be cutting lives short

Life expectancy in the UK has stalled. In many places, and for more vulnerable groups, it is now falling – on-line report in the New Statesman (March 2nd 2018).

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Housing prices in the UK and London fall, homelessness rises, more children than ever sleep in B&Bs

The Nationwide Building Society has reported today, March 1st 2018, that prices fell by 0.3% last month, crushing expectations of a riseCommentators explain: “Brexit and a weaker economic outlook reinforced a slowdown in the property market”.

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UK Higher Education: Botched loan privatisations and the highest fees in the world

As Brexit looms closer, various schemes for Britain to “find new markets” will be touted.

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Utopia for Realists and How We Can Get There

Utopia for Realists ends with its author professing admiration for Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman.

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Brexit: The result of rising inequality, not rising immigration

Immigration has been suggested as the reason for why a narrow majority of people in the UK voted for Brexit. The concept was used to stoke up fear in areas of low immigration.

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130,000 children homeless after Christmas 2017. Why?

Our housing system is in a mess. A child looking down from the window of a tower block on to Britain’s streets today will see the widest and clearest picture of what is getting rapidly worse.

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The current state of Inequality

When inequality is high people lose face, they lose confidence, they suffer from comparisons in which it is implied that the vast majority warrant little or no respect.

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The Future of Britain

Brexit Vote 2016, Hung Parliament 2017, what in 2018?

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On Martin Luther King Day 2018: Child poverty rates still rising in the USA and UK

Fifty years ago Martin Luther King argued that on poverty: “the programs of the past all have another common failing—they are indirect. Each seeks to solve poverty by first solving something else.” He argued for a guaranteed citizen’s income to eradicate poverty.

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Trends in the behaviour of the super-rich: Swiss watch sales

Towards the end of January 2018, 60 heads of state or government, roughly 300 other political leaders, and at least 1000 of the world’s highest paid chief executive officers, media celebrities and the like will meet again at Davos in Switzerland. How are they likely to view changing world events and what […]

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What is Radical about Geography?

From the history of the Cold War, to the peril of the 2008 financial crash, what can a radical perspective on geography teach us about the world?

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New (2018) interactive graphics of the impact of inequality

Researchers have known for some time that high economic inequality has a detrimental effect on peoples’ lives. However, with the release of new data we can now compare all of the richest countries of the world alongside the states of the USA. The results are shocking.

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120,000 additional premature deaths in the UK 2010-2017

On Thursday 16th November 2017 the Journal BMJ Open published an article which concluded that severe public spending cuts in the UK had contributed to causing 120,000 additional premature deaths between 2010 and 2017.

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England’s embarrassing tuition fees

As pay scandals continue to embarrass British higher education, with university chiefs receiving eye-watering salaries and golden handshakes, it’s time to ask: why can’t we be more like Germany?

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Updating Edwin Chadwick’s seminal work on geographical inequalities by occupation

Researchers at the Universities of Liverpool, Oxford and Glasgow revisited a study carried out 175 years ago which compared the health and life expectancy of people in different parts of the United Kingdom, including Liverpool, to see if its findings still held true.

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The rich, poor and the earth

The most important benefit of the equality effect may be that it leads us to behave in ways that are less environmentally damaging.

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The latest population projections for Britain suggest a million years of life could disappear by 2058. Why?

Buried deep in a note towards the end of a recent bulletin published by the British government’s statistical agency was a startling revelation.

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Why Budget 2017 did so little to help students

One week ago today, on Wednesday 22 November 2017, the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, gave a budget speech that was designed to confuse and distract.

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Health – why the Conservatives have the worst record since at least 1891

London, November 2017: Research linking cuts in government health spending to higher mortality rates in England has been published in the British Medical Journal

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The chancellor must end austerity now – it is punishing an entire generation

Alongside the human costs, cuts have hurt our economy, and we’ve now reached a dangerous tipping point, say Joseph Stiglitz, Ha-Joon Chang and 111 others

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Lessons from more equitable European countries: Rent Regulation

Almost all European countries both have lower income inequality than the UK and also ensure by law that tenants who rent their homes enjoy much longer tenancies.

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Short Cuts – future life expectancy in the UK

Life expectancy for women in the UK is now lower than in Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

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7 New Maps of The World – School Geography A Level Talk

What does the world look like when you map it using data?

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Upholding the rule of law in the European Union

Open letter to Commission President Junker and European Council Presidents Tusk, 31 October 2017

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Why student loans are a confidence trick for the 85%

The current system of university student funding in England is a confidence trick.

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Turning The Tide On Inequality

It is hard to believe that it is any coincidence that by far the most economically unequal large country in the European Union, the UK, was the one that narrowly voted to leave it in 2016.

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Inequality and Insurrection

Seminar by Danny Dorling in a series helping to celebrate 25 years of Development Studies in SOAS, University of London, given on October 17th, 2017

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Beware of Kipling-spouting politicians

The world isn’t a plum pudding anymore. It’s time for Britain to stop pretending it can carve it up—and scrap its Imperialist approach to post-Brexit trade.

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Economic inequality – what is it good for?

Inequality has become the defining issue of our times. It is what makes the years we are currently living through so different to those of our parents and grandparents.

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Delayed discharges: “up to 8,000 people die every year because of bed-blocking on NHS wards”

The increased prevalence of patients being delayed in discharge from hospital in 2015 was associated with increases in mortality, accounting for up to a fifth of mortality increases.

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The New Urban Crisis by Richard Florida – a Review

This limited survey of the effects of inequality and high house prices in cities is part of the problem, not the solution.

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Full text of original letter sent to the Financial Times: Examining the numbers on pension valuations

We are concerned about the transparency of decision making in the USS pension scheme. The USS has announced a substantial deficit, but the data and methods they have published are very limited, making them impossible to judge.

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New ways of seeing the world: a social geographer’s perspective

Oxford Alumni Weekend Lecture, Oxford, September 16th 2017

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The 2017 UK General Election Result in Three Graphs

There was one noteworthy feature of the 2017 General Election that has not been commented on at all. For the first time since 1979 the segregation index of British Conservative voters fell.

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Economic inequality: Are we at the turning point?

New statistics offer hope—but the accuracy of such figures is notoriously difficult to assess.

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Is inequality bad for the environment?

From buying stuff to eating meat to wasting water, there is growing evidence that countries with a bigger gap between rich and poor do more harm to the planet and its climate.

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The Labour party is now more popular than it was when both of the last two general elections were held

This has never happened before. No UK political party has seen such a large and such a rapid rise in support as Labour saw in May 2017.

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The Equality Effect: improving life for everyone

The Equality Effect is almost magical. In more equal countries, human beings are generally happier and healthier, there is less crime, more creativity and higher educational attainment.

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Mortality improvements appear to have stalled in England

Improvements in mortality in England were seen for a generation before the year 2011. They now appear to have ended.

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The choices that we make

People in different countries make different choices. In Norway they chose to deal with the financial crash of 2008 in such a way that the population did not suffer unduly and life expectancy there has risen by a year since 2011.

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Living in extraordinary times

Every so often a social statistic is released that confirms something extraordinary has occurred, something so strange that it cannot continue, suggesting that the trend has to change again soon.

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A Better Politics: How Government can make us happier, & despair and hope in Scotland

Politics in Britain and in many other countries would be better if politicians concentrated on the things which are most important to people.

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Three hundred years of arguments for a basic income

Review of ‘Basic Income: A Radical Proposal for a Free Society and a Sane Economy, by Philippe van Parijs and Yannick Vanderborght’

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Building Better Cities: 7th Annual Lecture of the Human City Institute

We think of cities as having existing for millennia, but only a few cities are that old and they were almost all extremely small.

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What geography can teach us about inequality

Geography is the subject that shows you how everything is connected to everything else.

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The proportion of adults reporting poor health in the UK has more than doubled since 2010

There has been a rapid deterioration in self-reported health in recent years

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Excess deaths in 2015 may be linked to failures in health and social care

Excess deaths in 2015 may be linked to failures in health and social care

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The Geography of a rapid rise in elderly mortality in England and Wales, 2014-15

Since at least the early 1900s almost all affluent nations in the world have continually experienced improvements in human longevity.

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The Geography of a rapid rise in elderly mortality in England and Wales, 2014-15

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Annual Politics Lecture: Leeds Beckett University

I am always surprised that more people in the UK do not know that we now have the greatest economic inequality of any large country in Europe

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Reducing Inequality: Reasons for Hope for 2017

If high and growing inequality is benefitting fewer and fewer people in the UK and the USA we should be glad that more people now recognise this

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Equality in Europe, the landscape, battle and war

Equality in Europe, the landscape, battle and war, public lecture by Danny Dorling, St Cross College, Oxford, January 24th.

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Theresa May’s Industrial Strategy must work for Sheffield, the city of low pay

The Prime Minister has launched her much-vaunted industrial strategy. The measure of its success has to be whether it works for cities like Sheffield and the rest of the North.

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Housing crisis grows – first fall in home movers for five years

On January 20th 2017 the BBC announced the first fall in the numbers of people moving home in the last five years. The reason was the growing housing crisis.

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Migration, Europe, bias in research, health, education and housing

It’s remarkable how little research is available comparing the success of different countries’ immigration policies.

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House prices in London are falling

In mid-December the Land Registry revealed its latest data on housing prices. These showed that average prices had fallen in five London boroughs in October, up from three in September and just one borough in August.

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Review of Utopia by Thomas More, introduced by China Miéville and concluded by Ursula Le Guin

In 1968 Ursula Le Guin wrote the Wizard of Earthsea for me. I knew it, as I am sure thousands of other children also knew.

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Don’t mention this around the Christmas table: Brexit, inequality and the demographic divide

Brexit voting patterns appear to divide along the lines of age (above all else), then by social attitudes, and then by education

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The Creation of Inequality: Myths of Potential and Ability

The old myth about the ability and variability of potential in children is a comforting myth

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Analysing the regional geography of poverty, austerity and inequality in Europe

This paper presents a human cartographic approach to the analysis of the impact of austerity and the economic crisis across Europe’s regions.

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In straitened circumstances: A review of Austerity Blues

The Left are busy looking back instead of devising laws to address inequalities.

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Geography, Health, Austerity and Europe – where next for the countries of the UK?

Public Lecture given by Danny Dorling at the University of Swansea, December 12th 2016.

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France shows what has gone wrong in the UK and US

The outcome of the French presidential election, in which the Republican Francois Fillon, Front National’s Marine Le Pen, and the Socialist Party will be vying for position in April 2017, could have wide reaching implications for public health in Europe.

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The Politics of Public Spending, Equality and Hope

In October 2016, at her party’s annual conference, the Prime Minister (Teresa May) set out a vision for a more inclusive Britain

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The future of Social Justice

Melissa Benn, Danny Dorling, Kayleigh Garthwaite and Owen Jones, Speaking on the future of Social Justice, at the Bristol Festival of Ideas and Policy Press Evening, University of Bristol, December 5th.

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Today’s housing crisis: sown by Thatcher, harvested by May. What is required to really take back control?

Margaret Thatcher’s government sowed the seeds of today’s housing crisis when it abandoned rent regulation in the private sector.

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Maps that show us who we are (not just where we are)

What does the world look like when you map it using data about people? See the world anew — a connected, ever-changing and fascinating place in which we all belong. You’ll never look at a map the same way again.

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Another World is Inevitable: Mapping UK General Elections

The Annual Political Studies Association Lecture given by Danny Dorling in The British Library, London, November 28th. Introduced by Carolyn Quinn

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Ecotopia 2121? – stranger things have happened

Danny Dorling’s Review of Ecotopia 2121: A Vision for Our Future Green Utopia – in 100 Cities, by Alan Marshall

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This House Believes That Government Has Failed Britain’s Youth

You need to agree that we have failed, because if we are incapable of recognising that we have failed, what hope is there for this country?

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The political environment and housing associations

Keynote speech by Danny Dorling: Placeshapers conference :Building Homes and Lives, Trade Union Congress Centre, London, November 16th.

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15th Caroline Benn Lecture: The Education Shuffle – what will the next two steps forward be?

Innovation in Education Lecture by Danny Dorling given in Committee Room 10, House of Commons, London, November 15th.

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Let’s go back to the future with co-operative schools – and leave grammars in the past

Comprehensive schools have improved our lives. The evidence that they are better for our children and for all of us is overwhelming.

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A debate about
 social goods and social evils

Housing is fundamentally a debate about
 social goods and social evils – TAP blog 6, 11 November 2016

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 social goods and social evils

Schools as the driver of inequality – the ideas behind a talk given at the annual Class conference in London on November 5th 2016

On education the left need to recognise public disquiet over our current system of allocation to state schools by area and hence by housing price.

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Leaving Reality: The UK and the rest of Europe

Economically, the financial crash of 2008 set UK society on a course that led to the 2016 EU referendum.

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The price we pay for housing is too high

Since 2010 council tax benefit has been cut all across the UK, and rent, gas and electricity costs have gone up. A quarter of British households, mostly with children, can no longer pay for rent, fuel and food and manage to save at least £10 a month.

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Putting people at (and around) the centre of the city

An annual public lecture given by Danny Dorling generalizing from Oxford’s current housing dilemmas for the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Sustainable Urban Development Programme

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How much of you is you and how much of you is a product of your geography?

How much of you is you and how much of you is a product of your geography? Have a look at these maps. Areas are coloured red and dark red if many people are poor in those places. And they are coloured green, and especially dark green, if very few people are poor.

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Working for service – not profit

Invited Student Lecture given by Danny Dorling at Ruskin College, Oxford, October 19th, 2016, Introduced by Parveen Alam.

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Capitalism on Trial: Rising economic inequality and stalled progress in educational reform in the UK

A thirty minute talk for lower sixth form students studying A levels by Danny Dorling of the University of Oxford, School of Geography & Environment

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Geography is where it’s at – and about the future

A talk for sixth form students at many schools studying A level Geography in Manchester by Danny Dorling of the University of Oxford

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Epidemiology: abandoning the social: How deaths in England and Wales rose in a year by 5%

Danny Dorling talking on – Epidemiology: abandoning the social: How deaths in England and Wales rose in a year by 5%, in Scotland by 9%, but epidemiologists were too busy with the genome to notice the bills of mortality,

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Talking about Brexit and Middle England on BBC Newsnight: the view from Tewksbury

Danny Dorling: Talking about Brexit on BBC Newsnight 29th September 2016, starting in Tewksbury:

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A secure home is vital to wellbeing—all should have one

In 1983 your chance of owning your own home was over 70 per cent for people aged between 29 and 49. In 2012 the lucky group who had a 70 per cent or more chance of owning their homes were aged 58 to 85.

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Only Dreamers See the Future

It is no coincidence that Thomas More set Utopia on an island. He was a teenager when the Americas were discovered, a time when the world learned that more was possible than we knew.

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Public Health was declining rapidly before the Brexit vote

Self-reported health had been progressively declining year on year since 2010. In the years before 2010 up to 70% of the population were somewhat, mostly, or completely satisfied with their health and there was no downwards or upwards trend.

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Edinburgh Festival Talk: People and Places: A 21st Century Atlas of the UK – Britain After The Boom

A talk given at the Edinburgh Book Festival on August 29th, 2016.

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The Housing Crisis After Brexit

What are the implications of Brexit for the housing crisis in the UK? Danny Dorling offers some answers at Urbed’s 4×4 event, held in Manchester on July 13th 2016.

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The Geography of our Future

Two lectures for the summer. First Some ideas about protecting the earth’s environment and its people:
A talk given as part of the Summer Minds lectures at St Davids in Wales on August 3rd 2016.

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The Wind and the Willows

Oxfordshire could be so different and was so different not very long ago. In the novel Larkrise to Candleford, the story of a very different Oxfordshire is told

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What now for the Labour Party?

The vote to leave the European Union is a moment of both crisis and opportunity. Now the need to build a progressive alliance has become urgent.

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Rapidly Worsening Public Health recorded across the UK – PSA Blog July 11th

Across the UK self-reported health has been progressively declining year on year since 2010 with the fastest falls to the worse recorded levels having been confirmed by official data released in March 2016, but not yet reported until now.

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How inequality is killing us

The rise in mortality in 2015 was shocking. In England and Wales (alone) the rise of mortality of 9% in the year to July 2015 was, as far as can be known from published statistics, the largest proportional increase in mortality rates in a year recorded since 1940.

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A Better Politics: How government can make us happier and healthier

If we start by considering what is most important to people in their lives, then we end up advocating a very different politics and set of priorities to that which is usually presented.

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Brexit: The decision of a divided country

Blame austerity not immigration for the inequality underlying Brexit. The underlying reason for worsening health and declining living standards in Britain is not immigration but ever growing economic inequality and the public spending cuts that have accompanied austerity.

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When a housing market peaks: lessons from 18th century Amsterdam

In Amsterdam in 1699, a house sold for 28,100 guilders. This was a very fine house. Its equivalent would be found in Kensington today.

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In defence of the welfare state and the role of active housing policy

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A View From The Future: The Job-Centre

One hundred years ago today the battle of the Somme began. Today the British can only talk about leaving the European Union. What might we look back on in one hundred years from now?

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Smashing Silly Stereotypes: The distorted descriptions of tenants and the housing crisis

Many tenants say that they don’t recognise themselves in the descriptions of social housing tenants that are bandied about. They are all too often distorted or stereotyped.

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So, how do we explain it to the young?

Brexit has its roots in the British Empire. So how do we explain it to the young? The EU referendum was the last throes of Empire working its way out of our systems.

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It is easy to blame anything you like on immigration – and wrong

Immigration, The EU Referendum, and the real reasons why our schools are so often full, our housing is so expensive and our health service is underfunded as compared to the rest of Europe.

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Geography, Pollution and Inequality

Manipulating the market mechanism to promote frugality, prudence and deferred gratification without the perversion of profit

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I’m an environmentalist, get me out of here

Recording from the Telegraph Stage at the 2016 Hay Festival

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Is Economic Inequality Falling in the World? Some Data and Graphs

Is Economic Inequality Falling in the World? In this webinar Danny Dorling presents some of the most recent data made available through the World Top Incomes database and the statistical releases of the United Nations Development Programmes Human Development Reports. These suggest that there may be some tentative evidence that a tipping point could have […]

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Why Everything’s Wrong and How to Make it Better – come, listen, shout out – June 18/19

Two Talks at ‘Also’ the Festival with Ideas – Warwickshire: http://www.also-festival.com/ideas/

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People and Places: A 21st Century Atlas of the UK

Danny Dorling speaking at the Hay Festival

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Geography, University, and Life

Carl Lee and Danny Dorling speaking at the Student Compass Venue, Hay Festival

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London in the age of big finance – why do property investors leave their purchases empty?

I want to ask you to play a little game with me. I want you to pretend you are being driven to Dalston Junction in London to look at one of the penthouse flats on the twelfth floor of a new development to decide if you are going to buy it

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Why Corbyn’s moral clarity could propel him to Number 10

…The clever Conservatives have to hope that the anti-Corbyn minority win. What they need is a Labour party that gains office once every ten or fifteen years but does not upset their project.

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Inequality, mortality and Multicultural Britain

Demographically, Britain has changed more in the last 15 years than the previous 50. Economically, the crash of 2008 has changed our society in ways we are still only just coming to recognize.

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A BETTER POLITICS – Blackwell’s Bookshop debate

A BETTER POLITICS: How government can make us happier
Talk and debate on a new book by Danny Dorling

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Imagining the world anew – redrawing the world map

Using beautiful and unfamiliar maps drawn by his colleague Ben Hennig, and shown in colour for the first time, Danny Dorling, Professor of Geography at Oxford University, shows us how we are changing as a species.

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Dangerous Times: Holding and losing power

These are dangerous times. Ken Loach has argued that we should vote to remain in the EU because the alternative of a rise in far-right politics is so very dangerous. I, and many others agree

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Listen to “Fairness and the City”

Danny Dorling speaking on Fairness and the City – A Better Politics, University of Brighton’s Festival of Social Science Annual Lecture, Brighton, May 19th, 2016

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Inequalities and Human Welfare

Keynote lecture at the Human Welfare Conference

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London’s New Mayor And The Housing Crisis

Danny speaking with Afshin Rattansi on Russia Today’s Going Underground

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The EU – ‘Should we stay or should we go?’

Annual “Europe in Question” lecture, LSE

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Brexit has its roots in the British Empire

So how do we explain it to the young? (by Sally Tomlinson and Danny Dorling)
The EU referendum is the last throes of Empire working its way out of our systems.

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Housing, greed control, and ways of deciding what we need to build and where

Talk at the Frome Architecture Club

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A Better Politics: book launch

Launch event with Richard Wilkinson and Rupa Huq MP

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The Geography of our Future: Understanding the consequences of the Anthropocene

Royal Geographical Society Monday night lecture with Mark Maslin and Danny Dorling

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Why Britain’s class system will have to change

Britain is still a society deeply divided by class. The same schools, established church and universities dominate public life, but under the façade of immobility, changes are afoot.

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Inequality, the Panama Papers, and the power of a good map

The Panama Papers revealed what a few suspected for some time, but many people did not believe – that a large proportion of wealthy people were trying very hard to avoid paying much of their tax.

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The Panama Papers and London Housing Market

BBC World Service World Business Report

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Happiness and government, Good parenting

Happiness – Should the government promote it? Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford, talks to Laurie Taylor about the necessity to inspire a better politics

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Geography, in Sheffield, 3.30pm Saturday April 16th, 2016

Carl Lee and Danny Dorling talk about geography, what it means to them and why it might be of interest to you: 3.30pm Saturday April 16th 2016. Free entry, Blackwell’s Bookshop, Sheffield University

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“Geography” A New book by Danny Dorling and Carl Lee

On 25 January 2015 the MSC Oscar, a Panamanian flagged ship laden with goods, set sail from the port of Dalian in China.

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The ministry of nostalgia and Inequality & the 1%

Owen Hatherley and Danny Dorling at the Aye Write Book Festival

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Free PDF of ‘A Better Politics’ now available to download

The aim of this book is to inspire a better politics: one that will enable future generations to be happier.

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Terrorism 100 years hence: A view from the future

Violence was declining worldwide a hundred years ago. Back in 2016 you would not have thought it

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A better politics: happiness, health, and housing

Twas day before budget day… March 15th 2016: A talk for civil servants an policy makers in the Cabinet Office and Treasury

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Injustice and Inequality

Danny in conversation with Andrew Bradstock

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In conversation with John McDonnell

The New Economics event at Garth Hill College, Bracknell

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Who is going to heal London?

I’m Danny Dorling – I am the one member of the London Fairness Commission not to live or work in London. My vision is that we should concentrate on what appears to be most unfair and tackle that unfairness.

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Inequality and Government

Danny Dorling in conversation with Stefan Stern

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Inequality is the biggest threat to the world

People often think that a certain level of inequality is normal in our societies, says the social geographer Danny Dorling.

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Social cohesion, sustainability, city, demographics, the economy and education – Japan, the UK and similar countries

Keynote: British Academy and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) seminar on Growing Cities, Divided Cities

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Is inequality an unavoidable fact of life?

Danny Dorling, Bruno Rinvolucri and Leah Green

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Are more people dying because the rich are getting richer at the expense of the rest?

Annual Public Health Lecture, University of Southampton

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Breath-taking ignorance

When answering questions on “sink estates” in the House of Commons on 13th January the Prime Minister displayed a breath-taking degree of ignorance on housing that can only have been sustained by a growing arrogance.

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Injustice, Inequality and the 1%

Public Lecture at the York Union

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Have we become acclimatised to greater inequality?

Keynote by Danny Dorling and Kate Pickett

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Viewpoint on Inequality and the 1%

Spare a thought for the 1% lowest earners in the UK. Read on if you care…

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UK among world’s worst for teaching to the test

Schools in Britain are among the worst in the world for ‘teaching to the test’ because of high levels of social inequality

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Scroogeonomics

A Fifteen Minute Lecture with Danny Dorling

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Creating a more equal society will require understanding and generosity, hope, perseverance, but above all kindness

Causal links with depleting mental health in the young, the increased use of anti-depressent drugs, and high rates of infant deaths than in similar affluent countries, sketching a narrative of the insidious potential social consequences for our society in a hundred years’ time.

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Seven new maps of the world and what they might mean

Two talks recorded at Southgate School 6th form, Cockfosters, London (December 8th) St Helen and St Katharine School, Abingdon (December 9th 2015)

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Policing one hundred years hence

Having a large police force is a temporary feature. They have no longterm future and no lengthy history.

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Inequality and the 1%

Talk at Labour students, Queen Mary University

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The environment: social inequality and over-consumption and why both persist

Lecture at Kinvig Geography Society, University of Birmingham

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7 years on, what has changed? Britain is officially out of recession, who benefits?

Conservation with Caroline Macfarland

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The environment: What we know about social inequality and over-consumption and why both persist

King’s Chevening Distinguished Lecture

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Housing and Future Cities

Panel contribution, and answering questions with Michael Edwards, Kate Macintosh, Anna Minton, and Zoe Williams at the Festival of Ideas

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Better to do good than spend on try to look good

Contribution to Oxfordshire Community Foundation’s annual debate

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The Establishment

Danny discussion with Owen Jones

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Why you can’t be rich – but you could be happier

Lecture at the Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester

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Poverty in Oxford and the UK

Talk at the Blackfriars Poverty in Britain Group

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What a more equal society might look like

Danny speaking at the Young Foundation, London

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The population bomb: talking about other people as if they were not like you and getting it very wrong

Environmental Sustainability and Demographic Change Conference, The Martin School, Oxford University

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The case for the living wage in Oxford

E. Kosmin, V. Coulter, and D. Dorling speaking at the University College Lecture theater, Oxford

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Launch of the second edition of ‘Injustice’

Audio recording from the event at Housman’s bookshop, London

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RSA Inequality in Education

Royal Society of Arts and Commerce

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Exclusion and Inclusion in Contemporary Oxford

Future of Cities Seminar, Wharton Room, All Souls College

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Compassionate Conservatism?

How do we understand this new conservative rhetoric of equality and an assault on poverty when we place it against the reality of rising inequality and the expectation that tax credit cuts will put 200,000 more families in poverty?

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Democracy one hundred years hence

A view from the future

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Understanding Income Inequality and its Implications

Why Better Statistics are Needed

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Will George Be King?

Contribution the the BBC Radio 4 Analysis programme

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The Geography of Inequality

Talk at The Woodstock Society

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Inequality, the 1%, and the future

Ilkley Literature Festival

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Economic inequality and our grandchildren’s future

Public Lecture, School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Nottingham

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Keele World Affairs Lecture

Economic inequality and our grandchildren’s future

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Inequality and understanding the danger of idiots

The Annual Arthur Lewis Lecture, University of Manchester

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No-Nonsense Guides New Series Book Launch

Danny speaking as a special guest alongside Maggie Black, Peter Stalker and Danny Chivers

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Declining health outcomes, rising health inequality and extreme economic inequality

Evidence is beginning to surface of the possible health effects of the rapid social polarisation that is taking place in the UK.

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‘Kinder politics’ is only possible if more of those who’ll benefit can vote

Millions will be missing from the electoral role if constituency boundaries are redrawn this autumn

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Where next for the left?

CLASS Panel Discussion with Danny Dorling, Frances O’Grady and Owen Jones

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On Inequality (and the 1%)

Danny speaking at London Review of Books Bookshop

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Possible explanations for health improvements in London, inequalities and future fears for health

Talk at the Oxford Public Health Registrars Symposium

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Not just economics: What we know about why social inequality persists

Danny speaking at the Annual Policy and Politics Conference: Democracy, Inequality and Power

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Mapping the UK election(s) of 2015 – what was done and did it work?

Talk at the joint British Cartographic Society / Society of Cartographers Conference

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Social, Political, Economic and Health inequality and our grandchildren’s future

Danny speaking at the Symposium, Annual British Sociological Association Medical Sociology conference

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Britain’s Inequality Crisis

Danny Dorling speaking at the Edinburgh Book festival

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Injustice, All That is Solid, and Population Ten Billion

Invited talk to Baillie Gifford Fund Managers

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Students are dashing from A-levels into debt, fuelled by a fear of poverty

Teenagers getting their results this week have little choice but to scramble for a university place and face the huge debt now involved

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Can there be equality of opportunity while private schools exist?

The Cock and Bull Festival 2015 Summer Sunday Debate

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Europe one hundred years hence

Welcome to West Asia!

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Mapping change: what you miss if you miss a Census

Plenary lecture by Danny Dorling and Bethan Thomas at the Census Applications Conference

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London and the Servant Wage

Expert panel discusses the relationship between London and the rest of the UK

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What do we mean by fairness in cities?

Danny Dorling and Richard Brooks reflect on what fairness really means – from social justice to pure luck

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‘Injustice’ on Russia Today

Danny speaking on Russia Today

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Why social inequality still persists

A short introduction to injustice

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The Housing Problem

Danny speaking at the Way with words Festival

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Economic Inequality and Geographical Optimism

Talk at the Way with words Festival

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Government policies are turning education into a production line

Classrooms are crumbling and inequality is getting worse, but the government’s priorities are more testing and free schools

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Theories of Potential and the Creation of Inequality

Annual Education Lecture, King’s College London

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Injustice – why social inequality still persists

In the five years since the first edition of Injustice there have been devastating increases in poverty, hunger and destitution in the UK.

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Theories of potential and the creation of inequality (in education)

Recording from the Bristol Festival of Ideas

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Worldmapper and climate

Danny speaking at Wood Farm Primary School, Oxford

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Injustice and Empathy

Why Social Inequality still persists, Oxford Empathy Festival

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Utopias and six generations

Looking back six generations is a ‘utopian trick’. And looking back at the last six generations suggests that capitalism might have been a transition.

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Inequality and Austerity

Talk with Mary O’Hara and Danny Dorling at the Hay Festival

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Oxford, inequality and the generation that fixes this mess

Class of 2015, joint Junior Common Rooms of Trinity, Corpus Christi, St Anne’s, Pembroke and Exeter colleges

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Now is the time when we most need hope

People on both the left and the right construct their stories, testaments and beliefs as to the way to behave.

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Utopian tricks – thinking ahead 100 years and back 6 generations

Utopias, Temporalities and Futures: Critical Considerations for Social Change Symposium

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Inequality and your future

After Dinner Speech, Halford Mackinder Geography Society at Christ Church College, Oxford

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Democracy and Education

Levellers’ Day Panel discussion

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The Green Belt Debate

Royal Town and Planning Institute Seminar

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The green belt and housing

Danny Dorling and Madsen Pirie discussing the green belt and housing

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A progressive property tax

Living in a highly unequal society for me means living in a socially dysfunctional society. I live in England.

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Housing, Inequality and the Election

Danny speaking at the Swindon Literary Festival

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QR funding: 10 campuses in the south to get more than £2K per student

Ten research-intensive universities in the South of England will get more than £2,000 each year in quality-related research funding for every student at the institution

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Housing and the Greens in Oxford

Jenny Jones and Danny Dorling discussing

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Premature deaths of black Americans alter politics

Premature deaths of black Americans alter politics, shows study

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Not perfect, but not bad

What Labour’s plans would mean for higher education

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Only one lucky generation ever struck housing gold

The young and the old know all about renting – it’s those born in the Fifties who managed to cash in

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Housing and people with learning difficulties

Danny speaking at the PPE course of My Life My Choice

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The Geography of Elections, Inequality and Migration: 40 years of polarization

Danny speaking at the SOAS Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies

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In conversation with David Runciman

Danny in conversation with David Runciman discussing Inequality and the 1%

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The Tories will reduce UK public spending to Estonian levels

IMF forecasts show that Britain could join a tiny group of European countries that have shrunk the size of their states dramatically

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Alternatives to Austerity

Panel discussion at the Festival of Debate

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What is the state of economic inequality in the UK? And why does it matter?

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The geography of elections: will the 40 years of voting polarisation continue in 2015?

Keynote Address at the Annual Geographical Association Lecture

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Growing gap between middle-income earners and top 1%

They might think they are comfortably well-off. But middle-income Britons are poorer relative to the super-wealthy than their counterparts anywhere else in Europe

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The Extreme Centre

Tariq Ali in conversation with Danny Dorling

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Inequality and Higher Education

Danny speaking at the Free University of London, LSE Occupied

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Child poverty in Britain

Using newly available data from the Department for Work and Pensions, Danny Dorling, professor of Geography at the University of Oxford and Simon Szreter, professor of History and Public Policy at the University of Cambridge, have mapped child poverty by constituency across the UK.

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Social inequality, the 1%, and why your rent is so high

Video recording of a talk given at the networking event on the eve of the ESRC First Year Student Conference

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The distribution of wealth: How the system makes us poor and them rich

Audio recording of The People’s Parliament, House of Commons, London

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Housing and Inequality in Oxfordshire

Danny speaking at a Green Party event

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London splits in poor and superrich

Hele Skjervold, Afternposten’s London correspondent, explains inequalities in London to her Norwegian readers.

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Renting your way to poverty: welcome to the future of housing

The housing crisis is already out of control, and no one in politics wants to help

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Delivering the real Housing for real people

Talk at Innovations in policy, design, funding and delivery, Affordable Housing Conference

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More homes in the UK

Several thousand people are expected to gather in London for a rally calling for more homes in the UK.

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The hollowing out of London: how poverty patterns are changing

The largest falls in the proportions of households that are neither wealthy or poor has been in outer boroughs of London.

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Should parliament move out of London?

Faced with a £3bn repair bill, is the Palace of Westminster still the best place for MPs to meet?

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All that is solid

Paperback launch event at City Hall London

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Life expectancy and ageing in the North of England

Danny Dorling speaking on BBC inside out North East and Cumbria

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Finance, Business, Economics and the 1%

Student Society invited Lecture, SOAS

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Average house prices in Oxford ‘become least affordable in Britain’

Average house prices in the South East, and especially London, rose even faster during 2014 (January to December) than in the same period of 2013, says new research

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A changing housing market

The average price of sold houses in England and Wales has more than doubled since 1995

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‘Generation rent’? We’ve been here before

A home-owning majority in Britain was a one-generation blip. But if we are becoming a renting country again, we’ll need better regulation

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Generation Rent

Can today’s British youth “have a life that isn’t simply working to get the money to pay the rent”?

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Housing, the Economy and Trying to Imagine a Better Way

Danny speaking at Inequality and New Economics

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Money changes everything

The latest admissions data show that the higher education sector is a safe haven in troubled times. With few other options available to school-leavers, universities have opened their doors to unprecedented numbers of young people from an unprecedentedly wide range of backgrounds.

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The Housing Disaster

Danny in conversation with Paul Watt

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Inequality

Brian Nolan, Danny Dorling and Fran Bennett speaking about inequality at the 21st Century Challenges Conference

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An interview with Danny

The interview was made in November 2014 and published on Long Term Economy in January 2015

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The difficulties and rewards of talking to school children about inequality in one of the most unequal countries of the rich world

Keynote by Danny Dorling held at the Annual Geography Teacher Education Conference, Hawkwell House Hotel, Iffley, Oxford

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The housing crisis and solutions

Danny speaking speaking at the Cardiff Anti-Bedroom Tax Group, Unite Building, Cardiff

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Discussing Social Inequality in Oxford: Disappointing, awkward or just a little embarrassing?

In conversation with Danny Dorling at the Oxford Inequality Series organised by the Oxford Hub

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Richest 1% will own more than all the rest by 2016

Danny discussing with Ben Southwood of the Adam Smith Institute

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The mother of underlying causes – economic ranking and health inequality

This is an extract from a paper published in Social Science and medicine

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Can the UK be the richest country in the world?

Danny and the business minister Matt Hancock debate economic growth on BBC Newsnight

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