• The perils of deplatforming in academia | Letter

    The perils of deplatforming in academia | Letter
    Prof Jo Phoenix on the importance of peer review in ensuring robust academic outputProf Grace Lavery insinuates that academics who have been deplatformed are merely “vapid provocateurs” who have no right to complain (Letters, 20 July). I guess I am one of them – I was deplatformed.The lecture I was due to give at Essex University in December 2019 about trans rights in contemporary criminological research was cancelled. I was blacklisted by the department of sociology. All of t
  • School’s out! Enjoy the freedom without breaking the bank

    School’s out! Enjoy the freedom without breaking the bank
    Making sure children have fun is a challenge. Here’s how… our guide to keeping them busy on a budgetThe school summer holidays are here and with them come days of adventure and freedom for children – and headaches for parents who need to keep their offspring busy on a budget.The pandemic has meant many parents do not have access to their usual summer clubs due to closures, and grandparents and other relatives may not be as available as they usually are. Continue reading...

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