Author Archives: University of Leicester

Make no mistake: independence will be back as an issue

By Dr Meryl Kenny, Department of Politics and International Relations Dr Meryl Kenny discusses how the independence issue may potentially return In many ways, last Thursday’s independence referendum represents a decisive answer to the question of Scotland’s political future, with the majority of Scots voting against independence by a margin of 55% to 45%. While […]

Billion people hold their breath as India becomes the first Asian country to reach Mars

By Dr John Bridges, Reader in Planetary Science, department of Physics and Astronomy. Dr John Bridges, from the department of Physics and Astronomy discusses on The Conversation how India has made history and its spacecraft Mangalyaan is now safely orbiting the red planet.  

Scottish voters have prevented a serious debate about Trident

By Dr Andrew Futter, Senior Lecturer in International Politics, Department of Politics and International Relations. Dr Andrew Futter discusses on The Conversation, if Scotland had voted Yes, we might have been forced to rethink our relationship with nuclear weapons. No such luck. Nowhere was the relief over Scotland’s decision last week to remain part of the United […]

How to pull the plug on irresponsible capitalism

By Professor Martin Parker, Organisation and Culture, School of Management Professor Martin Parker discusses on The Conversation that there is a time for a manifesto of measures which can restore calm to capitalism. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has proposed a plan to stop companies from avoiding billions of dollars in taxes. As we know from the scandals […]

Tackling gender inequality on stage needs to go further than female Hamlets

By Professor Gail Marshall, Director of the Victorian Studies Centre and Research Director for the College of Arts, Humanities and Law. Professor Gail Marshall questions on The Conversation why gender roles in theatre, haven’t things progressed further. Several British theatres have made a pledge to address the levels of gender inequality on the contemporary stage. And a theatre complex […]