All posts tagged: bbc

#PotW: Andrew Davies and Jonathan Powell in conversation, 25 September

In the past century the expansion of industrialised cities has seen a significant increase in urbanisation and non-rural lifestyles. Whilst literature quickly sought to document these changes, substantial technological advancements in cinema also enabled the metropolis to be presented through a variety of visual spectacles. Visions of urban sprawl are present in a variety of […]

Why John Simpson was right to raise the issue of white poverty in South Africa

In his recent blog, Martin Plaut, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, discusses John Simpson’s controversial coverage of white poverty in South Africa. Though poor whites are in a minority, should this mean that the tens of thousands who do live in squalor should be ignored? Read this fascinating blog and other interesting Commonwealth opinions on the […]