The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program – Reflections on Training and Field-work in Philadelphia

By Marianne Doherty Postgraduate Research Student in the School of Applied Social Sciences I never thought I’d find myself thanking anyone for sending me to prison, this is most definitely a first. In June I attended a training course in Philadelphia which focused on The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program (I’ll elaborate on this later). This […]

The Inconvenient Truth Behind the Sheraton Park Move – Danger or Opportunity?

By Pen-Yuan Hsing PhD Student in the Department of Biosciences As I write this post, I recall being riveted by the seminal climate change documentary An Inconvenient Truth back in 2006. In the film (referring to the crises around anthropogenic climate change), former US Vice President Al Gore noted that the Chinese word for crises […]

‘A Brave New World? Human Gene Editing and Bioethics’ – Ustinov Seminar Team

By Marianna Iliadou Have you ever wondered how human gene editing operates or ever worried about its implications? On Wednesday 28th June, the Ustinov Seminar Team hosted a workshop titled ‘A Brave New World? Human Gene Editing and Bioethics’. Inspired by Aldous Huxley’s novel, the purpose of the workshop was to explore the possibilities that […]