Urban policy and practice
The personal blog of Dr Peter Matthews, Lecturer in Social Policy, University of Stirling
Friday, 9 November 2018
The three per cent
It’s beginning to look an awful lot like three per cent of population are lesbian, gay, or bisexual . Governments are now beginning to ask...
Thursday, 25 October 2018
What do we know about LGBT+ homelessness
Not a lot, is the answer. We know a little bit more thanks to a project I’ve been leading on that finished last year and that is now being...
Friday, 15 June 2018
Is public administration and public policy education in Scotland threatened?
I recently learnt from a colleague that the Master of Public Administration programme at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh is threate...
Friday, 11 May 2018
My Big Idea by Peter Matthews aged 35-and-three-quarters
I’ve been in marking hell since the end of the period of strike action which I’ve just emerged from. I can’t read anything without correct...
Thursday, 22 February 2018
What it means to be on strike
Members of UCU are embarking on a substantial period of strike action with some universities over proposed cuts to our pensions. Oddly eno...
Saturday, 3 February 2018
Issues with The Conversation
This morning I was reading a piece on the website The Conversation . As I got to the bottom, I noticed a bar asking for donations to fund “...
Wednesday, 24 January 2018
Ursula K LeGuin
I woke up this morning to the incredibly sad news that the science fiction writer Ursula K LeGuin has died. I thought I’d like to do a blog...
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