Western democracies are in turmoil. From Brexit to Donald Trump, to a general lack of trust in politics, disillusioned voters are expressing their frustration in strange ways.
Category archive: Communication, Culture and Citizenship
At the Rio Olympics, American Ryan Lochte won gold as part of the US men’s 4 x 200 metre freestyle relay team. That medal, his 12th, made him the second most successful male Olympian swimmer of all time.
The 12 contestants about to duel by sourdoughs and shortbreads in series seven of The Great British Bake Off have now been unveiled by the BBC.
The British Labour Party can no longer afford to keep running away from immigration. Britain’s vote to leave the EU exposed a wide gap between most of the party’s members and leaders (who support complete freedom of movement) and many of its natural working-class voters (who do not).
Emperor Akihito’s recent statement to the Japanese nation had been anticipated for some time, but it was nonetheless a startling moment. Akihito refrained from uttering the “a-word”, but the message was clear: he wants to abdicate.
At this time of year around 7,000 newly graduated junior doctors are starting their first full time medical jobs – and thousands of other junior doctors will also be beginning new rotations in new areas of medicine, as their relentless training continues.
This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network.The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democracies in the 21st century.
Dr Marianne Bamkin explains why listening to stories is vital in helping our children to learn.
A new multidisciplinary network aims to understand the changing face of nationalism in an increasingly diverse Europe.
Avinoam Baruch on how there comes a point when we all need a little help from our friends – and for researchers this is no different. Step forward the citizen scientist.