With a referendum on Scottish independence a year away, Labour politicians have called for a national debate on ‘Britishness’ and national identity. Society Central reports from Labour’s annual conference in Brighton on new research on how we see ourselves.
Writer Polly Trenow examines new research looking at gender equality across the generations and argues that the rather surprising findings show that it’s time for a new brand of feminism that transforms the lives of all women not just those with the loudest voice.
Society Central’s Christine Garrington asks if emerging evidence on the health benefits of walking and cycling are being taken seriously enough by the Government
Young footballers are much more likely to be supportive of gay teammates than a decade ago, according to new research from the universities of Kent and Winchester. Half the premier league footballers interviewed said they would openly accept a colleague coming out.
Two years on from the 2011 riots, an arts project is giving young people the opportunity to voice the issues which worry them most. Peter Gibson from the Rathbone Charity says the results have been striking
Warm words from politicians on family-friendly employment have not been translated into action, according to the authors of research published today. They find women who work full-time still do most of the housework – but men complain more about work-life pressure.
Are we any wiser about what the Spending Review means for us or do we need greater transparency and harder evidence about where the pain is being felt?
A special report from Society Central’s Fran Abrams on a project that reveals the dreams and aspirations of two groups of young people on the Isle of Sheppey 30 years apart.
As MPs and peers debate Lord Justice Leveson’s proposed Royal Charter for media regulation, Lara Fielden, a Research Associate at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, asks how the plan measures up to regulation overseas.
The three main UK Political Parties have reached a deal over reform of press regulation. A previous article by Society Central examines the different regulatory systems of other countries. Some aspects of the new UK system will look similar to those adopted abroad.