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Pride month: Sexualities in Society

Posted on: 14 June 2021 | Category: Blog

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Dr Mike Homfray is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology (SSPC). Dr Homfray is also an SSPC alumnus, studying both his MA and PhD in the department. In this blog, Dr Homfray discusses his second-year module 'Sexualities in Society' (SOCI218).

The Meaning of Pride

Posted on: 14 June 2021 | Category: Blog

A group of people marching at pride under a rainbow flag

We sat down with Dr Mike Homfray, a lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Criminology and Social Policy, to talk about the meaning of Pride.

Citizen Participation in Democratic Europe - What Next for the EU?

Posted on: 19 May 2021 | Category: Blog

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'Citizen Participation in Democratic Europe - What Next for the EU?', a book edited by Dr James Organ, was recently published. The book tackles how we may address Europe's democracy challenge and respond to the COVID-19 aftermath. Dr James Organ discusses the book, following its launch event on our blog.

Mental Wellbeing at the School of Law and Social Justice - The importance of exposure to nature

Posted on: 17 May 2021 | Category: Blog

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Last week (10th-16th May) marked Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 and University of Liverpool Wellbeing Week. This year there was a focus on nature and the benefits of spending time outdoors. We spoke with our School's Head of Operations, Anna Vowles, to discuss the world opening up again, welcoming staff and students back in due course and how she hopes the new building will encourage them to better balance study/work and mental wellbeing.

LGB Alliance and Trans Rights: should LGB Alliance have been awarded charitable status?

Posted on: 17 May 2021 | Category: Blog

The rainbow flag crossed with the trans flag

The Charity Commission has recently registered the controversial group LGB Alliance as a charity, despite receiving many formal objections. We sat down with Dr Mike Homfray, who leads Sociology module 'Sexualities in Society', to discuss this decision and to learn a little more about the history of the Trans Rights movement.

The Tory Policing Bill 2021: continuities in revanchism and denial

Posted on: 16 April 2021 | Category: Blog

A woman protesting Police brutality holds a sign reading 'They came with flowers you came with force'. From Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona on Unsplash

The controversial Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill has been a topic of debate since it was made public in March. Since then, a wave of #KillTheBill demonstrations have taken place across the country, as protestors worry the Bill could impose tighter restrictions on the right to protest. Dr Roy Coleman and Beka Mullin-McCandlish discuss the Bill and the crisis of authority embroiling the UK.

World Autism Month 2021 - Children, Autism and Education: Challenges and Opportunities

Posted on: 9 April 2021 | Category: Blog

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April 2 marked the 14th anniversary that the day was designated as World Autism Awareness Day by the United Nations (UN). Aiming to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism, autism friendly and educational events will take place throughout the month of April. We take this opportunity to discuss the prevalence of autism and in particular the research that has been done at Liverpool to highlight in particular the legal challenges children with autism face in the context of accessing their educational and health care rights.

Starting Wars Over Climate Change

Posted on: 25 March 2021 | Category: Blog

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As we isolate in our homes, socialise over Zoom and forward virtual hugs to one another, we have watched a virus sweep the world, indiscriminately causing devastation. Viruses do not care for territorial borders. Unfortunately, neither do the effects of climate change - all states are open to ‘attack’.

The Right to Health – A Crucial Framework for Responding to COVID 19

Posted on: 22 March 2021 | Category: Blog

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It is now over a year since the World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General declared COVID-19 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern and we have all been affected to a greater or lesser degree by the measures taken to address the spread of this terrible disease.

International Women's Day - Butterfly Moments

Posted on: 10 March 2021 | Category: Blog

As part of our reflection on International Women's Day, which took place on Monday (8th March), we shine a spotlight on Jayne, a member of our Professional Services Team in the School of Law and Social Justice. We have taken an opportunity to look at how she has been impacted by the pandemic, and the unique way that she has turned the challenges of the last year, and the opportunities of the wellbeing programmes offered by the University, to her advantage.

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    Pride month: Sexualities in Society

    Image of the rainbow Pride flags

    Posted on: 14 June 2021 | Category: Blog

    Dr Mike Homfray is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology (SSPC). Dr Homfray is also an SSPC alumnus, studying both his MA and PhD in the department. In this blog, Dr Homfray discusses his second-year module 'Sexualities in Society' (SOCI218).

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