Could Brexit bring back food austerity?

In the summer of 1954, the UK celebrated the end of 14 years of rationing. …

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Strictly Come Dancing…In Heterosexual Pairs

The BBC made headlines this week with the news that Strictly Come Dancing will not…

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The Changing Face of Leisure Time

It’s a truth universally acknowledged – at least in the field of time use research…

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The BBC and the Real Democratic Deficit

At the start of this Millennium I was responsible for political research at BBC News…

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Good Facts and Data Tools

It’s been a very tiring and emotional week – Brexit woes, World Cup blues, Trump’s…

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Piece of Cake: Food Consumption and the New Morality

A few weeks ago, while at an MRS training event, I participated in a group…

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Automation: looking past the myths and misconceptions

All of a sudden, the robots are everywhere. In supermarkets, at stations and airports and…

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The Decline of the Degree – Is it worth it?

Much has been written about the decline of the degree in recent years, but how…

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Fantasy Football, Gamification & Proxies for Competence

In an inflammatory article published this week titled “Do your fellow Brits a favour. Stop…

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Employment, Technology and Lifelong Learning – the New Normal?

Having recently discussed different aspects of leisure, (such as what happens when leisure activities become…

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The Great Get Together – a celebration of national unity

This coming weekend sees the Great Get Together organised by the Jo Cox Foundation –…

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What we do know…

Benjamin Franklin said there were only two things certain in life: death and taxes. People have…

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Brexit, Trump and the rest of 2016 explained in one chart

Yes, it has been quite a year. So much going on in the world and…

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The future’s bright, the future’s green?

Pantone have announced their colour of the year for 2017 and for those of you…

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Christmas Creep

When I started looking for a topic for my blog this week I stumbled across…

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Big Enough for Brexit?

Last week Bob Kerslake, a former Whitehall chief, warned that the civil service was not…

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Is the Deregulation of Life a good thing?

At Trajectory, we talk about one particular trend a lot. It’s a trend that explains…

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Is Social Mobility in Britain Getting Worse?

Earlier this week, the government’s Social Mobility Commission released its annual State of the Nation…

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Trump and the Demand for Simplicity

As it turns out, it’s not difficult to think of a subject for a blog…

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Happiness and Health

On Monday this week, Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green was telling us that “working…

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