Crescent Arts Centre, University Road
17th March: 2.00pm – 3.15pm
With Professor Danny Dorling.
In this talk, Danny Dorling will discuss: “Immigration has been suggested as the reason why a narrow majority of people in the UK voted for Brexit. The concept was used to stoke up fear in areas of low immigration. However, immigration is not what sets the UK apart from other EU nations as unusual. The real reason for the Brexit vote was widespread and rising dissatisfaction with living standards as a result of rising inequalities. This talk concentrates on that and the first signs of a possible fall in economic inequality, ironically possibly partly as a consequence of the Brexit vote.”
Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford, has published, with many colleagues, more than a dozen books on issues related to social inequalities in Britain and several hundred journal papers. His work concerns issues of housing, health, employment, education and poverty. His academic career has included posts at Newcastle, the universities of Bristol, Leeds and Sheffield, the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and a visiting professorship at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is an Academician of the Academy of the Learned Societies in the Social Sciences, Honorary President of the Society of Cartographers and a patron of Roadpeace, the national charity for road crash victims.