Posts for Society

Coronavirus: why clapping for carers feels so strangely uplifting

People clap from a balcony during a collective scheduled clapping event in honor of workers of the sanitary and health sector in Orense, northwest Spain, 29 March 2020. EPA/Brais Lorenzo […]

More info

We analysed electricity demand and found coronavirus has turned weekdays into weekends

dcurzon / shutterstock Grant Wilson, University of Birmingham; Noah Godfrey, University of Birmingham; Shivangi Sharma, University of Birmingham, and Tom Bassett, Swansea University The measures to control the spread of […]

More info

How coronavirus exposes the way we regard ageing and old people

Shutterstock Shir Shimoni, King’s College London The elderly have come to occupy a central place in our news bulletins these days. Headlines were quick to inform the public that the […]

More info

Improving the lives of people with dementia

An expert in the communication challenges caused by dementia is using her research to inform training practices for carers and families. Professor Alison Wray of Cardiff University has spent a decade studying the social […]

More info

Panic-working and hyper-productivity … at home

Hyper-productivity is becoming a new workplace phenomenon due to working from home for long periods of time under uncertain conditions. Covid19 is leading people to panic work, says Dr Ali […]

More info

Divorce applications plummet during lockdown

One effect of the Government social distancing lockdown is the crash in new divorce cases according to a leading online divorce service. There has been a 30% drop in new […]

More info

Coronavirus: how to deal with a looming lack of life plans

Clare Holdsworth, Keele University Coronavirus has brought about an unprecedented global shutdown. China imposed lockdowns in cities in Wuhan and other cities in the province of Hubei from late January, […]

More info

Coronavirus: the conversation we should have with our loved ones now – leading medic

Dominic Wilkinson, University of Oxford Waiting is never easy. Sometimes the period when you know that something bad is coming is almost harder than when it finally arrives. Across the […]

More info

NUS urges universities to waive costs of student accommodation during the crisis

As the government announces a lockdown for all citizens, concerns grow for the seven million students NUS represents, both here and abroad. NUS National President, Zamzam Ibrahim, commented:   “The […]

More info

What’s closed for at least the next month

Just so you know what is officially closed as of this morning: The Secretary of State has made new regulations under the emergency procedure, to protect the public. The Health […]

More info