Politics at the Edge Podcast series

No to the Westminster bubble. Here at UEA we take a broader perspective on politics, culture and society. 

What on earth is going on with politics these days? Clare Precey and Alan Finlayson present the ‘Politics at the Edge’ podcast, teaming up with experts from across the University of East Anglia to explore the issues behind the headlines

Three of the most recent episodes feature:

  • Black Lives Matter – Why the Protests went Global Why did the #BLM movement capture the imagination in 2020? What was it about the death of George Floyd that led to protests in more than 4,000 towns and cities worldwide? And what can we learn from our own reactions to footballers taking a knee, and dancers who perform routines depicting George Floyd’s killing on TV entertainment shows? Guests Prof Tessa McWatt and Prof Anshu Mondal discuss.
  • Did the Lockdown come too late?   The UK’s death rate from Covid-19 is currently the second highest in the world, and the largest in Europe*, so what went wrong? Ian Harvey – Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at UEA says if the government had locked down 10 days earlier tens of thousands of lives could have been saved. Politics at the Edge is hosted by Clare Precey and Alan Finlayson.

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