In this event to mark the launch of his new book Shattered Nation, geographer Danny Dorling will explain why we are growing further and further apart, exposing a new geography of inequality.
Britain was once the leading economy in Europe; it is now the most unequal. Fifty years ago the UK led the world in child health; today, twenty-two of the twenty-seven EU countries have better mortality rates for newborns. No other European country has such miserly unemployment benefits; university fees so high; housing so unaffordable; or a government economically so far to the right.
Meet our speaker and chair
Danny Dorling (@dannydorling) is the Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at Oxford. He appears regularly on TV and radio and writes for the Guardian, New Statesman, and other papers. He advises the government and the Office for National Statistics. Among his books are All That is Solid; Population 10 billion; So You Think You Know About Britain?; and Injustice.
Andrés Rodríguez-Pose is a Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics.
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