What makes a ‘good job’?

What makes a job ‘good’? In the midst of a jobs-rich recovery, in a relatively flexible labour market, attention inevitably shifts to…

Posted by Events on December 11th, 2014

A tale of two classrooms

The education system in England and Wales has of late been subject to rapid and tumultuous reforms. These changes have affected every…

Posted by Events on December 5th, 2014

An artistic Autumn Statement

“The cultural life of the North will get a boost,” George Osborne trumpeted in the Autumn Statement, “including a major new theatre…

Posted by Events on December 4th, 2014

Below the Samaritans Radar

A couple of weeks back those decent people at the Samaritans got themselves into a bit of trouble. They released…

Posted by Events on November 18th, 2014

The ‘suicide app’

This morning, the Samaritans announced SamaritansRadar, a tool that flags social media content within your network that might indicate someone is vulnerable….

Posted by Events on October 30th, 2014

How should I vote?

Today, Demos and Bite the Ballot are announcing a crowd-funding campaign to build the first ever Voter Advice Application designed for young people….

Posted by Events on October 27th, 2014

Direct democracy?

We wake today into a new political dawn. UKIP has won their first Parliamentary seat, and very nearly…

Posted by Events on October 10th, 2014

Statelessness isn’t a solution

With increasing frequency, the withdrawal of British citizenship is being used as a national security tool. Since 2002, 53 people have been…

Posted by Events on September 10th, 2014

The performance of terrorism

It is an image we won’t forget: of what appears to be the US journalist James Foley being decapitated by an Islamic…

Posted by Events on August 21st, 2014

Scotland decides. What about Twitter?

At 8pm tonight head of the Better Together Campaign Alistair Darling faces SNP leader Alex Salmond in a televised debate about Scotland’s…

Posted by Events on August 5th, 2014

Gaps within gaps

Today sees the release of a report by the Commons Education Select Committee that shows poor white British students – both…

Posted by Events on June 18th, 2014

Common wealth

The Commonwealth Games began in Scotland this week with great fanfare, shortly after the football World Cup came to an end in…

Posted by Events on June 25th, 2014

A model for digital democracy

A sense that all citizens of a state have a stake, and a say, in the process of government is in some…

Posted by Events on June 11th, 2014

The urgent question

Why are all women not having regular cervical screening? To the ladies in the audience (and the gents with an imagination), the…

Posted by Events on June 8th, 2014

Trust in the community

Demos has always been interested in power. And not just in the conventional way that almost everyone is interested in power –…

Posted by Events on June 5th, 2014

Two cheers for populism

A democracy in which everyone agreed wouldn’t be worthy of the name. Liberal democracies are meant to be – need to be…

Posted by Events on May 30th, 2014

In Europe we do not trust

Across Europe, anti-EU political parties are on the rise, and are expected to continue this trend in the current elections. One recent…

Posted by Events on May 23rd, 2014

Scouting for character

Politicians on both sides of the despatch box have recently emphasised the importance of building ‘character’ into our education system. The Prime…

Posted by Events on May 15th, 2014

Monitoring misogyny

Women are more likely to be subjected to more bullying, hateful, abusive and threatening language on various social media platforms than men….

Posted by Events on May 10th, 2014

Piketty makes an argument for John Lewis

JM Keynes’ General Theory was published seven years after the New York stock market crash of 1929. Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century was published…

Posted by Events on May 2nd, 2014