Gender

An Undergraduate’s Perspective on Covid-19’s Exacerbation of Inequality – Isabella Reynolds

Isabella Reynolds is a History undergraduate at Oxford but is originally from Cambridge.  Here she provides a personal perspective on her experience of inequality at an elite institution.  Until the end of March, I was living in university accommodation in Oxford. At my college, most first-year students occupy rooms in a single accommodation block with …

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Educational Inequalities and Covid-19 – Phoebe Campbell, Varsity

The closure of schools during the pandemic lockdown has had a massive impact on the educational outcomes of this generation of schoolchildren.  Those that were already disadvantaged found themselves hampered even further, not least by the digital divide that has been sharply highlighted by the demands of home-schooling. Phoebe Campbell, a second year Classics student …

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‘We need a cultural shift in the way we think in Cambridge after Covid’ – Coleridge Community Action Group lead

We asked Sarah Goggin from the Coleridge Community Action Group for her reflections on the community response to Covid 19 in Cambridge and what we can learn to build a more equitable city that promotes well-being for all. My experience of how local aid organisations have mobilised to respond to Covid-19 began back in March …

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Tariq Sadiq: Equality must be at heart of Greater Cambridge Local Plan

The Cambridge Commons Chair Tariq Sadiq called for equality to be at the heart of the Greater Cambridge Local Plan at the February debate at the Corn Exchange. He argued for genuinely affordable housing, measures to address fuel poverty and broad community involvement. The event attracted a large audience to hear six local speakers share …

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TRUE TALES OF CAMBRIDGE: ‘BEHIND THE SUCCESS STORIES’ by Susan Buckingham

This article is an edited version of a speech that Susan Buckingham gave at the launch event of True Tales for Change – A Project for a Fairer Future on 11th January 2020. Susan Buckingham is a researcher and writer on gender and environmental justice. If you knew nothing about Cambridge except the introduction from …

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What we learned from our storytelling workshops in Cambridge

Story teller and workshop facilitator Glenys Newton shares her reflections on a series of storytelling workshops in Cambridge as part of the ‘True Tales for Change‘ project. I have always been passionate about people’s stories and that everyone should have a chance to tell their story, whatever it may be. I am passionate about listening …

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Blog: Conversations Project

In the TCC project Cambridge Conversations, we are aiming to understand the lived experience of inequality in Cambridge.     Inequality makes it hard for us to understand how other people from a different backgrounds experience life, particularly in Cambridge given inequality levels are so high.Our approach is to use guided conversations that build a picture of …

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Blog – Red Hen Project: Improving life chances in North Cambridge

By Susan Hart and Lesley Dee Where would you find baked beans and washing powder in filing cabinets? In the office of The Red Hen Project! What is The Red Hen Project? The Red Hen Project is a small local charity which, for over 20 years now, has been working with and supporting families to overcome …

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Blog – Inequality and AI

At first blush, inequality and artificial intelligence (AI) don’t see to have much in common, but scratch the surface and they begin to look like twins separated at birth.  Artificial intelligence is the creation of software that can improve itself, to the point where it might enable machines to become sufficiently human-like for us to …

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Blog – Austerity, austerity, austerity

Universal credit began its roll out in Cambridge on 17th October, gradually to start off with, just new claims or people whose circumstances change. The full-scale transfer of all those on the relevant unemployment and in work benefits will come later. A few days later the government used their autumn budget to declare the beginning …

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