- Literature & Talks
- Friday 14 May, 7:00pm
Returning after his previous illuminating visit to the Festival, Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, University of Oxford will be joined by Aditya Chakrabortty, Senior Economics Commentator at the Guardian. Expect dynamic discussion on health, housing and inequality, with a dollop of good humour after which questions are welcome from the audience.
Danny Dorling has lived all his life in England. To try to counter his myopic world view, in 2006, Danny started working with a group of researchers on a project to remap the world (www.worldmapper.org). He has published with many colleagues more than a dozen books on issues related to social inequalities in Britain and several hundred journal papers. Much of this work is available open access via his website. His work concerns issues of housing, health, employment, education and poverty. Danny was employed as a play-worker in children’s summer play-schemes. He learnt the ethos of pre-school education where the underlying rationale was that playing is learning for living. He tries not to forget this.
Aditya Chakrabortty is senior economics commentator for the Guardian, where he writes a regular column and reports from around Britain and the world. In December 2017, he won the British Journalism Award for Comment Journalist of the year. His work has also won a Social Policy Association award, a Harold Wincott prize for Business Journalism and he was also a finalist for an Orwell Prize for journalism in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Aditya has been an economics journalist for over twenty years. Before joining the Guardian in 2007 he worked for the BBC as Economics Producer, covering economics for the Ten O’Clock News then making films for Newsnight. He is a regular broadcaster on radio and television, appearing on Newsnight and Question Time, and tweets @chakrabortty.
Aditya is now working on his first book, to be published by Penguin / Allen Lane.
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